Tide Rolls In National Championship
It was supposed to be a legendary rematch. The top two teams in college football battling once again for the ultimate reward. In a rematch of the regular season's 9-6 LSU win in Tuscaloosa, Alabama got the better of LSU this time around with a dominating 21-0 win for the BCS National Championship.
The Alabama defense controlled the game by holding the LSU offense to 92 total yards of offense. The Crimson Tide defense was simply too good for Jordan Jefferson and the Tigers offense. Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron did enough on offense to put the Crimson Tide in position to win. McCarron, who was named the game's MVP after throwing for 234 yards on 23-of-34 passing, simply didn't make any mistakes. Until heisman trophy finalist Trent Richardson broke off a 34-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, kicker Jeremy Shelley made five field goals - setting a BCS National Championship record.
It wasn't a pretty game to watch, but it was a dominant game to watch. The Crimson Tide took control from the beginning - ending all speculation that they did not deserve to be in the game. Alabama proved that they not only belonged in the game with LSU, but they were better than LSU. In the first match-up, the Alabama defense played spectacular. Once again they played fantastic, but this time they received some offensive help. After the dominating performance, it is fair to consider this Alabama defense one of the best of all time.