In a bowl season that saw several out-of-this-world offensive performances, we were all reminded last night of the oldest and truest cliché in sports.
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.
While the BCS system is flawed, the title game features, without a doubt, the correct matchup.
Back in early September, Andrew Luck was considered the heavy favorite—but the trophy is won on the field.
The SEC Championship game is the granddaddy of all conference title games. LSU-Georgia sounds great on paper and I’m sure it’ll be competitive (for at least the first half). But there’s no denying a layer of drama has been taken off this matchup.
With all due respect to Syracuse-Louisville, Oklahoma-Kansas State is the best and most intriguing game of the weekend.
LSU twice rallied from second-half deficits and once again coach Les Miles employed a little trickery on fourth down, allowing the No. 12 Tigers to beat fifth-ranked Alabama 24-21 on Saturday.