All eyes on Saturday will be on Tuscaloosa as No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama battle in Bryant-Denny Stadium with implications throughout the college football world.

Yet before kickoff, everyone will be focused on whether or not Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will be behind center when the Tide’s offense takes the field. On Monday, Nick Saban gave an update on his signal-caller, saying he will be “a game-time decision.”

“We’ll see where he’s at today and manage the reps accordingly,” Saban said. “If he goes out there today and looks good, then his rep count is going to go up and we prepare him as if he’s going to have an opportunity to play in the (LSU) game.

The Tide and their faithful will hope that Tagovailoa will be available as they host the explosive Tigers, led by Joe Burrow. In what is usually a low-scoring game between the two SEC West rivals, this game could be turned on its head. Alabama comes in averaging 48.6 points per game (2nd in FBS) while Ed Orgeron’s team is right behind at 46.8 points per game, good for 4th in the FBS.

If Tagovailoa (2,166 passing yards, 27 touchdowns, two interceptions), who suffered a high ankle sprain in the Tide’s victory against Tennessee on Oct. 19, is unavailable, Saban will turn to backup Mac Jones. Filling in as the starter against Arkansas, Jones threw for 235 yards and three touchdowns with no picks.