LSU and Alabama fans tailgate before the showdown

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU and Alabama fans prepare to get ready for the showdown of the season as the Tigers face off against the Crimson Tide.

Fans were out as early as 7 a.m. this morning to cook several dishes like gumbo, pastalaya, and everything else in between.  People played several tailgating games including Washers and Bean Bag Toss. Music was being played throughout the parade grounds and RV lots.

Several fans said that the past home games don't compare to this one. Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban was LSU's former head coach and won a national championship with the Tigers in 2003. Because of this, the Tiger faithful are hoping for a win against their former coach.

Kick-off starts at 7 p.m. on CBS.

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