Ray Perkins on LSU-ALA: "Don't think this game will be what people think"

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Having served as head coach of two college programs and two NFL organizations, Ray Perkins might know a little something about the game of football. When asked about the upcoming showdown between number one ranked LSU and number two ranked Alabama, Perkins said he doesn't feel the game will be as close as people might think.

"They think it's going to be a one, two or three point game," said Perkins, who coached Alabama from 1983 to 1986, "I don't think it's necessarily going to be that. I think the winner could be a winner by 14 or more points."

Perkins, who will be attending the game in Tuscaloosa, is also buying into the hype surrounding Saturday's matchup. "Up to this point, I don't know that we have seen a bigger game," he said, "This is the biggest game for this particular time."

The game is the first SEC matchup in history that pits the number one ranked team in the country against the number two ranked team in the country, and it's probably no surprise where Perkins' allegiance still lies.

"I'm just hoping it's Alabama."

The interview will be available in its entirety following the Thursday's edition of the Nightbeat.

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