Alabama will be looking to ride its devastating defense all the way to New Orleans as the Crimson Tide tries to fight its way into the All state BCS National Championship Game on January 9, 2012. Coach Nick Saban’s squad needs some help, but is hoping to earn the right to avenge its only loss of the season by facing off with Louisiana State for the championship. With two regular season games left, only the Cowboys of Oklahoma State stand in the way of what many experts believe would be a truly classic showdown between the Tide and the Tigers of LSU.
While Saban’s offense piles up the yards (nearly 450 yards per game) and the points (24th in the nation at 34.5 points per game), they do their damage with a devastating defense. Ranked first nationally at a measly 7.1 points per game, the team has only given up more than 10 points three times, with even #1 ranked Louisiana State University only able to muster 9 points in a 9-6 overtime win against the Crimson Tide. Prior to the LSU game, Alabama beat three ranked teams (#23 Penn State, #14 Arkansas and #12 Florida) by a total of 103-35.
While LSU and Oklahoma State would provide a spectacular offense versus defense show, many are hoping for the type of rivalry game that LSU and Alabama could provide. While Alabama needs some help in order to force its way into the championship game, BCS tickets would likely be purchased at a record rate for the chance to see these two rivals face off. An all-SEC title game showdown could be the type of game that produces a record number of spectators for the national championship; if that games comes down between Alabama and Louisiana State, fans are likely to be treated to one of the best defensive battles the title tilt has ever seen.