An enticing rematch between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Alabama Crimson Tide will decide the winner in this year’s Bowl Championship Series. Held in New Orleans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 9, 2012, this clash will feature the two to football teams in both the country and the Southeastern Conference in a final battle to determine the nation’s top college squad.
With the international appeal of NCAA football, the location of the title game in New Orleans does not mean that LSU will enjoy a home field advantage. That said, it’s not like the Tigers are looking for a boost; the only undefeated major conference team remaining, LSU maintained its position by posting a 9-6 overtime victory over the Tide in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on November 5th. Alabama used a late-season defeat for Oklahoma State as its springboard into college football’s championship match, giving it a chance to avenge the heartbreaking loss to LSU. Another defensive battle is likely as the two teams enter the BCS Championship Game as the top squads in the country. The Crimson Tide was statistically number 1, allowing a meager 191 yards of total offense per game, while the Tigers were second, surrendering only 252 yards each contest.
While each is defensive minded, both teams can score. Head coach Nick Saban’s Alabama squad enters the clash as the 30th ranked unit, while the Louisiana State offense of Coach Les Miles comes in as the 75th best unit. The BCS Championship Game will be the top event held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome this year, and the clash between LSU and Alabama is likely to become an instant classic. It is revenge time in college football, and fans will be waiting to see if the Crimson Tide can inflict the ultimate payback on the Tigers by winning the championship.