Monday, January 9, 2012
#2 Alabama was crowned national champion tonight by beating #1 LSU 21-0 in the BCS National Championship. Alabama had one of the great defensive performances in BCS history in the win, allowing only 92 total yards. To put this into perspective, Trent Richardson, Alabama's great running back, rushed for 96 yards and a touchdown that sealed LSU's fate. AJ McCarron, the offensive MVP of the game, threw for 234 yards while leading them on several important drives. Jordan Jefferson threw for 53 of LSU's 92 total yards, and while Alabama's defense was amazing, Alabama's coach Nick Saban found every hole in LSU's secondary, praised as the number 1 secondary in the country, and made McCarron a hero in the state of Alabama. Alabama won its ninth National Championship in school history, and will return a team next year that is hugry for another championship run. Jeremy Shelley converted five of seven field goal attempts, his five field goals setting a new BCS record. Alabama came out with way more fire than LSU, and some big plays sparked the Tide even more. This is the sixth straight national championship won by an SEC team, and the third straight by a team from Alabama. Meanwhile, for LSU, they will enter a bit of a rebuilding year, but expect them to try to build this team around Tyrann Mathieu, and the addition of Gunner Kiel at quarterback will help them a lot. With the end of another college footbal season, all I can say is "Roll Tide!"