LSU DB Dwayne Thomas says 'we're going to dominate' Alabama
No current LSU player has beaten Alabama, the national powerhouse that won five straight games in the series.
Dwayne Thomas couldn’t be more confident that’s about to change.
“I really see us dominating this offense. I really see us dominating this team,” the senior defensive back told The Advocate. “This is the year. We’ve been letting them off the hook for the last couple of years. This is my senior year. We’re going out with a bang. It’s time for us to bring that win back.
“We’re going to be at home. I feel like we have the edge to take it to them, and we’re going to take it to them. I feel like we’re going to dominate this game.”
The Crimson Tide (8-0, 5-0) has been doing the dominating all year, winning all but one game by 19 or more points while racking up an average margin of victory of 29 points per game.
But the Tigers (5-2, 3-1) have come oh so close to knocking off Alabama in the last two meetings in Tiger Stadium. Nick Saban’s squad won the 2012 matchup in the final minute and needed to overtime to escape Baton Rouge with a win in 2014.
No. 19 LSU will seek to finally end that gut-wrenching trend when it hosts the No. 1 Crimson Tide at 8 p.m. ET on Nov. 5. Thomas’ comments will likely get Alabama even more fired up for this heated SEC West rivalry, but he’s not overly concerned about it.
“We put stuff up too. If that helps motivate them, so be it,” Thomas said. “We know what motivates us. We want that No. 1 next to their (name).”