Tide's Title Hopes

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - No. 2 Alabama approaches the dreaded
month of November on the brink of taming the normally wild SEC

A two-game lead over LSU with three Southeastern Conference
games to play. What could happen?

A Crimson Tide team that has lost nine consecutive November
games, including a stunner to Louisiana-Monroe last season, doesn't
really have to wonder what could happen. Just about anything.

Alabama (8-0, 5-0) became the only SEC West team with fewer than
two losses with LSU's defeat to Georgia.

Alabama's schedule doesn't appear especially daunting in terms
of claiming the West title. First, Arkansas State visits in the
final nonconference game Saturday, and then comes a trip to No. 15
LSU with a chance to lock the division title down.

After that, Mississippi State and Auburn - who are a combined
3-6 in the SEC - visit Bryant-Denny Stadium.