For four months, the LSU Tigers were the most dominant team in college football. Then Monday's BCS Championship Game rolled around.
No pun intended.
The final score in the supposed "Rematch of the Century" was 21-0, and it wasn't even that close. Alabama pushed LSU around from the opening series and basically made them look worse by the minute.
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Before the contest, there was talk that even with a loss, some Associated Press poll voters would still put the Tigers #1 and try to engineer a split of the title since they had won the first meeting in Tuscaloosa, 9-6 in overtime.
No one should even bother debating that now. Alabama won in a fashion that leaves no doubt as to who the best team in college football was this season.
This one belonged entirely to the Crimson Tide, a team that walked off their home field on November 5th thinking they had lost everything. However, by continuing to play well and staying the course, Alabama earned their way back and blew LSU right out of the building.
The Tide didn't win the SEC title this year. They didn't even win their division. For that, many folks believed they didn't deserve to be in Monday's game.
Well, Alabama can now call themselves national champions.