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  • LSU Medical School students Ike Lafleur, left, and Matt Landrum show their tiger spirit with other fans outside Bryant-Denny Stadium on the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

  • LSU seniors and Delta Gamma sorority members Melissa Ayers, left, Heather Wills, center, and Erin Pollitt talk about the upcoming game at ESPN's GameDay gathering of fans.

  • Alabama fans Ryan Roan, left, Ricky Pugh, center, and Dave Ryan show off their captured stuffed tiger at their tailgating party.

  • Alabama fans Ryan Roan, left, Ricky Pugh, center, and Dave Ryan show off their captured stuffed tiger at their tailgating party.

  • Alabama graduate Alex Huddleston, left, of Brentwood, Tenn., gets a playful push from LSU student Emil McClellan, in yellow, as he and fellow LSU students including, left to right, Dillon Faulkner (Brentwood, Tenn.), Billy Wright (New Orleans) Lance Neyland, (Baton Rouge) and Christy Chachere (Mandeville) heckle Huddleston, a high school friend of Faulkner's.

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  • LSU fans Tommy Brown, left, and his wife Cathy Brown, of Gonzales, pose near a statue of Alabama head coach Nick Saban, outside Bryant-Denny Stadium Friday. Fans celebrated there before Saturday's football contest between LSU and Alabama. They were told that earlier in the week, someone put a purple cape on the Saban statue.

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  • Alabama fan Christopher Bruno, 18, of Vestavia Hills, Ala., wears a Sesame Street inspired 'Cookie Monster costume, and holds a sign 'stating "I Eat Tigers Like Cookies",' as he waits near the ESPN GameDay set. Other Alabama students are pictured from left to right, Sarah Shoemaker, 18, Cynthia Maugeri, 18, Ashley Taylor, 18, Frank Thompson, 22, Robert Cook, 18, and Mark Cowart, 19, and behind the front line is Nathan Johnson, 18, with both hands in air.

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  • Alabama fan Shannon Villa, of Centrepoint, Ala., wears an elephant mascot hat while in support of the Crimson Tide.

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  • Zach Vallee, left, a LSU junior majoring in Business, hugs Una McFadyen, the mother of a childhood friend John McFadyen, as he holds his LSU flag. Both are from Mobile, Alabama.