Jonathan Allen Focused on Challenge of Playing LSU
The Alabama-LSU game has become one of the most physical matchups in the country over the past eight years, and Saturday's meeting shouldn't be much different.
Both teams have elite defenses that start with stopping the run. Alabama ranks first nationally in rushing defense, and that will be a huge focus for both teams on Saturday night.
LSU running back Leonard Fournette has battled injuries this year but averages 167.5 yards per game when he has played. That includes last week's 284-yard performance against Ole Miss.
Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen said the attitude on defense remains the same.
"Our mindset is to go in there and dominate," Allen said. "I mean, that's what we plan on doing. That's what we intend to do. That's what we're going to practice to do. As a defense, we want to dominate the line of scrimmage and affect the quarterback. That's our goals for every game regardless of who we're playing."
LSU players have been vocal in the past week when talking about ending Alabama's five-game winning streak in the series, but Allen isn't taking the bait.
"We're going to settle our talk on the field so we'll see them Saturday. We're not really worried what they're talking about right now."
Alabama and LSU will kickoff at 7PM on CBS.