BCS National Championship Game
AJ McCarron threw four touchdown passes and Eddie Lacy ran for 140 yards and scored twice for the second-ranked Crimson Tide, which scored on its first three drives and cruised from there.
The Crimson Tide is taking on the Fighting Irish in the BCS National Championship Game, and Saban has been thinking out of the box to prepare his players for the big game. On Sunday, he took a page out of legendary Yankees closer Mariano Rivera’s book.
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, it’s hard to turn away from Notre Dame and Alabama.
The newest AP college football poll with a new number one — it’s Notre Dame.
Jeremy Shelley kicked five field goals and Trent Richardson broke a 34-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter as No. 2 Alabama beat No. 1 LSU 21-0 on Monday night—the first shutout in BCS title game history.
Auburn’s last-second 22-19 win over Oregon on Monday night drew a 16.1 overnight rating on ESPN. Last season’s Alabama-Texas game earned an 18.2 on Fox, which is available in about 15 percent more homes.
The Auburn Tigers won their first national championship in 53 years, but unlike the previous 13 games of the season, it wasn’t their offense which won them this game – it was their defense.
The BCS championship crowd of 78,603 set a University of Phoenix Stadium record, easily eclipsing the 74,628 who watched the 2007 BCS championship game between Florida and Ohio State.
There are reasons people are envisioning scores like 60-55 and 55-53 for the BCS title game Monday in nearby Glendale, a reason the matchup has turned into such a red-hot ticket.
Both the Ducks and Tigers come in to this game undefeated, having played brutal schedules and passing every test they faced. There’s no question that these are the two best teams in the country.
All this talk about the unstoppable offenses set to be unleashed by No. 1 Auburn and No. 2 Oregon in the BCS title game is enough to make a defensive coordinator’s head spin.
10. Boise State (11-1): The Broncos came a Kyle Brotzman chip-shot field goal away from making things very interesting in the BCS – But unfortunately for Kellen Moore and company, their kicker choked.
As crazy as it sounds – although I did predict it in my season preview – the University of Connecticut has won the Big East conference and clinched their first ever BCS bowl berth.
This season’s Bowl Championship Series is all about introductions. Four of the five BCS matchups set Sunday are first meetings between the teams, highlighted by No. 1 Auburn against No. 2 Oregon in the national championship game.
Black Friday just wouldn’t be the same without the Iron Bowl, and this installment is the biggest and most significant in years.
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