Tonight, you have the #1 team in the nation facing off against the #2 team, as the Alabama Crimson Tide face off against the LSU Tigers. These two SEC teams faced off in early November, and it was a game dubbed as the game of the century. It was a great game that ended in a 9-6 OT win by LSU and gave Bama it's only loss of the season. It was what many expected from the best defenses in the nation, but this time around, expect at least one touchdown scored. The game, which kicks off tonight at 8 ET, features a talented RB in Trent Richardson for Bama against the hard hitting offense of LSU, led by QB Jordan Jefferson. Each team features a lot of players that are set to be first or second round draft picks, and coaches which have proven to be capable of winning bowl games. And after 5 weeks of waiting since the teams were announced to play each other, it is finally decided tonight. Who do I have winning, you might ask? I'll take the same team I took in their first matchup, a loss that cost me my career high 14 game winning streak in ESPN Beat The Streak, Alabama.
I feel that Alabama has a more complete team on both sides of the football. Their defense, not much can be said other that statistically they are the number one team in the nation. As for the offensive side, Bama has a slight advantage in both passing and rushing, while LSU has scored more point per game then it's counterpart. LSU is a perfect 13-0 this year, with all of it's victories coming in double digit fashion, except for one. Alabama. Many, including myself, wondered why the National Championship game wasn't Oklahoma St. or even Stanford against LSU, with Alabama already getting a shot at them? It's what that damned BCS system does to us. It screws the nation of college playoffs to truly determine a national champion, and instead uses those 3 polls to determine the top two schools. But what's done is done, and all we can look forward to now is a new National Champion, and a first SEC loss in the championship game, tonight in New Orleans live from the Superdome. The game will be tonight at 8 ET, in ESPN. Look for a big game for Trent Richardson, a close game until the 4th quarter, and a 3rd national championship for Nick Saban. Roll Tide!