It was the game no one wanted to happen. The LSU Tigers, ranked #1 in the country and undefeated would be doing battle with the #2 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide for the BCS Championship. No one wanted to see two SEC teams battling it out, especially in a game that already happened once this season (Alabama lost that one).
But happen it did, and The Crimson Tide gave the LSU Tigers a whipping they will not forget. This is the first time in BCS title game history that a team has been shut out, let along a #1 team. In the end, Alabama was the better team and the results speak for themselves.
In the first three quarters Jeremy Shelley kicked 5 field goals from 23, 34, 41, 35 and 44 yards to make the score 15-0. Then to add insult to injury, Heisman candidate Trent Richardson scored a 34 yard field goal late in the 4th quarter.
The Crimson Tide have the top ranked defense in all of college ball with All-American linebacker Dont’a Hightower leading the way, the Crimson Tide held LSU to only 92 total yards and just five first downs.
Earlier this season the teams met up in what was called the Game of the Century. In that game the LSU Tigers won the game 9-6 in overtime. In that brawl neither team scored a touchdown.
This is the second title for Alabama coach Nick Saban in three years.
Even though LSU basically had home field advantage, with the game being played in the Superdome, which is only 80 miles from their stadium in Baton Rouge, the crowd was roughly 50-50 and the crowd was deafening on almost every play.
This will of course raise the questions over and over about whether it is right that 2 SEC teams make it to the championship game, but at least for this year the two best teams met, and the best team won (Disclaimer: I did my undergraduate degree at Alabama…Roll Tide!!!!!!)