Former LSU QB Herb Tyler: Death Valley fans can help roll back the Tide

October 31, 2018 - 9:09 am


The last time the Tigers beat a number one team at home was 21 years ago when they toppled Florida, and this Saturday night they’ll have a chance to repeat that magic against Nick Saban and the Tide. 

Herb Tyler, who quarterbacked that 97’ team says Bama may look unstoppable, but the Tigers have something no one else has. 

“Not only do you have the mystique of tiger stadium at your disposal and at your side, you have 100,000 fans who are going to be a part of a situation that Alabama is not going to like.”
Tyler threw for 172 yards and ran for two touchdowns for 14th ranked LSU in the 28-21 upset.

The point spread is growing for Saturday's SEC showdown. Tyler says the underdog role is not the main motivation for the players.

“The point spread is not so much the points, the spread is that they are number one, but you are number four and they are coming into your house. At that point no one comes into my house and tries to take anything, let alone a W.”

Bama has a 52 to 25 lead in the all-time series going back to their first game in 1895, which was a Tiger victory. They’re riding a seven game win streak over LSU, but Tyler says you can tell there’s something different about this team than last few. 

“You thought that 2011 game between LSU and Alabama was the Game of the Century, this game here, I think will live up to all of the billings as well.”

The game kicks off at 7PM.

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