BCS Title Game Preview


LSU and Alabama play for the whole damn thing on Monday, January 9. The BCS National Championship game matches up the two best teams in the country, or that’s the goal anyway. After much discussion, debating, and sometimes complaining, many have wondered whether or not the BCS system did its job on this one. Does Alabama deserve a shot at the title after already losing to LSU…at home? Do they deserve the rematch?

“They didn’t even win their division, Roger. And Oklahoma State won their conference. This is bullshit.”

I hear you, but the BCS system is in place to give the two best teams in the country a chance to win the title, and in my opinion that’s exactly what we got. Bama’s defense is damn near NFL quality, and that’s what separates them from Oklahoma State. The debating should be behind us. Okie State won the Fiesta. It’s time to move on and look forward to the national championship game.

It’s tough to really call this a preview, because how do you preview a matchup that we’ve already seen? I could just say the game might go something like this:

Even without the benefit of knowing the outcome of the first time these two teams locked up, it’s easy to surmise that this was destined to be a low-scoring, knock-down, drag-out, physical slugfest. These two teams are absolute defensive juggernauts. Let’s look at the numbers.

Alabama ranks #1 in the nation in total defense, giving up 191 yards per game. And although LSU is surrendering 61 more yards per game than Bama, they are #2 in the nation in this category. That’s just filthy. Scoring defense? Same story. Alabama and LSU go 1 and 2. Breaking down the quality of each player on each defense would get quite redundant. Just know they’re all legit. Very legit. And although we won’t see much offense in this game, we can discuss that, too.

Damn, these teams are almost mirror images of each other. They both rely heavily on running the ball, where each team ranks in the top 20 in rushing yards per game. Passing isn’t their thing, though. Each QB will be asked to make their simple throws and limit turnovers. There are at least six NFL-bound defensive backs in this game, including a Thorpe winner and Heisman finalist. Nasty.


Sorry Bama fans, but I have to do it…it’s time to discuss special teams. This is where I think LSU has a decided edge. Simply put, LSU can punt the ball, and they make their field goals, and they do it much better than Bama. We all saw what happened in their first matchup, and field goals will most likely play a huge role in this one, as well. Alabama missed four crucial field goals in their first game. I heard the Nicktator scoured the local intramural fields for a new kicker but came up empty. It almost seems unfair that a game featuring many of college football’s most elite, finely-tuned athletes could potentially come down to a 160 lb. pencil-necked soccer fanatic who grew up wearing knee-high socks and Umbros.

Each teams’ strategy on Monday night? Don’t turn the ball over, win the field-position battle, and make your damn field goals.

Dorn’s Prediction

If either team is going to do something crazy like score a touchdown and put this game on ice, I think it’s LSU. I’m going LSU by 6.

    1. GloryGlory

      Casey, Arizona St. almost has a larger population than the biggest city in your territory, which is somehow known as a state. Just shut the fuck up.

      13 years ago at 12:34 pm
    2. Casey Franthony

      Arizona St is also a breeding pool for ignorance and syphilis so I’m fine with that.

      13 years ago at 1:25 pm
    3. LoneStarFratStar

      Calling me a Texan I am assuming makes you not from Texas. You not being from Texas is probably why you are mad and a fucking GDI pussy fuck.

      13 years ago at 8:57 pm
    4. skullXbones

      Can an lsu grad count up to 13 … It follows the number 12 maybe you guys have heard of this number … It is how many national championships currently held by The University of Alabama. It is also 10 more national championships than you French fucks. Alabama has been able to retain it’s prestige longer than you guys have been a school congratulations on not knowing how to count or spell in proper English vernacular.

      13 years ago at 1:32 pm
    5. skullXbones

      sorry i correct my self you douche (cupid, which is NF or NS) but lets put that amount of championships to 14 … and our greek life is twice as good as any that would allow you to be a part of

      13 years ago at 10:38 pm
    6. MichelleO is a Hoe

      You know skulls, I hate LSU just about as much as any other Bama fan does…but Cupid is sexy as fuck, and he can talk whtever trash he wants to. We won, obvi…so lets not hate on the sexy anonymous TFM troll okay?

      13 years ago at 10:43 pm
    1. Bros A Bank

      ^This. Who gives a shit even if Alabama wins? they’re 1 and 1 against LSU on the year, so both teams would be even. How could you definitively say Alabama would be the better overall team when they’ve at best managed to pull even with LSU?

      13 years ago at 12:53 pm
    2. broskeet2

      You cant.The only good news if Alabama wins, the “national championship” is split 3 ways, and we are that much closer to a playoff.

      13 years ago at 3:42 pm
    3. FratSumter

      3 ways? Do you really think Oklahoma State is worthy of 1/3 of the title even though lost to a shit team like Iowa State?

      13 years ago at 8:17 pm
  1. TCLutz

    Watching gossip girl with the sorority instead of the BCS title game to get in touch with your feminine side. #GentTips RFM.

    13 years ago at 12:35 pm
  2. ice cold frat

    Another boring ass game pitting the undisputed #1 vs. the most overrated team in the country (alabama). Fucking sucks I have to watch another three hour shit show

    13 years ago at 12:44 pm
    1. DavidAllanBro

      so you’re saying if Ok. State was playing LSU that would be a good game? You’re fucking stupid. LSU would rip that 28 year old quarterback’s asshole to shreds. Also why in the fuck do you think Alabama is overrated? I’m starting to believe that you sir, have down syndrome.

      13 years ago at 1:44 pm
    2. FratfricanAmerican

      Just because it’s low-scoring doesn’t mean it’s boring. Sorry that some guys like watching teams with real defense. Maybe you should just watch the WVU-Clemson game over again if you like that more.

      13 years ago at 2:21 pm
    3. ice cold frat

      i suggest you read this article: http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/7302138/rick-reilly-no-rematch-bcs-title-game

      “Just to introduce you to OSU. An offense that scores approximately every 11.3 seconds. A strength of schedule ranked 10th, compared with Alabama’s at 38th. A team whose only loss was in double overtime to Iowa State the same week an OSU school plane crashed, killing two women’s basketball coaches. A school that beat five teams with winning records to Alabama’s three. A team with four wins over BCS top 25 teams to Alabama’s two. Hello?”

      I’m no fan of OK state, but alabama in this game just doesn’t make sense

      13 years ago at 5:27 pm
    4. DavidAllanBro

      You excuse for Ok. State losing to Iowa State was because of that plane crash??? Take a look at what happened on April 27th in Tuscaloosa. RMFT.

      13 years ago at 6:03 pm
    5. ice cold frat

      i do not. the article does. I’m making a point that the only two real team Alabama faced were LSU and Arkansas. Both at home. The only very difficult game they lost already, why again? And what if Alabama wins? LSU beat Alabama at Tuscaloosa. Alabama would beat LSU at a neutral location, and nothing should change in the polls.

      13 years ago at 7:41 pm
    6. skullXbones

      Ok state represents the epitome of mediocrity … You guys fucking lost to Iowa state and trailed in the fiesta bowl up until the last bit of the game lsu would give you guys the old dusky … And congrats on your fiesta bowl win which was the best you guys have ever done … Don’t fuck around with the SEC … Thats why you guys weren’t given a chance, because you weren’t worthy.

      13 years ago at 1:38 pm
  3. Makers Marksman

    The Pokes shouldn’t even bother making a case to play at the Natty. Allowing 38 points in a BCS game and winning because Stanford’s pledge kicker choked twice? OSU should have lost the Fiesta Bowl and they’d get Sanduskied by LSU or Bama.

    13 years ago at 12:46 pm
    1. Dr Frathard

      I’m sorry but a team that loses to Iowa State cannot play for the championship. I don’t care how many fucking points they score. Defense wins championships

      13 years ago at 1:01 pm
    2. Saint Frattys Day

      Makers, you are so wrong. There’s no question Alabama has a better D than the Pokes. It’s also established that the Pokes have a much better O than the Tide. Allowing 38 points to the most talented QB and best O Line in the country isn’t that bad. The Pokes won, whether they were lucky or not. I would like to LSU vs. Okie State or LSU vs Stanford, simply because they deserve it more than Alabama, not because I think they are better. Alabama had their shot and lost. Andrew Luck against a top 2 D in the nation is much more appealing than a shitty rematch of two teams playing not to lose.

      13 years ago at 4:25 pm
    3. Saint Frattys Day

      I hope the Tigers roll over the Tide in a convincing fashion to prove that the system got it wrong.

      13 years ago at 4:30 pm
    4. FaFTexas

      DAB, you are a fucking chode. I can’t wait til LSU rolls over that shit stain Bama. The only people that like Bama are people that go there. The main reason for that is Bama fans are by far the most annoying and dirty fans on this planet. I have had enough of your cockiness. Fuck the Tide.

      13 years ago at 5:09 pm
    5. DavidAllanBro

      Are you kidding me? You haven’t seen LSU fans, obviously. Fuck off I wish Texas would secede.

      13 years ago at 6:01 pm
    6. Mr Sir

      Arguing on the internet is like the special olympics..

      That being said, I’m against the BSC for an entirely new reason this year: Arkansas should have had a shot in the Sugar Bowl. Sorry the SEC West is too good.

      13 years ago at 12:46 pm
  4. dip lip

    Playoffs??? Playoffs??? You wanna talk about playoffs??? – says the BCS committee.

    13 years ago at 1:06 pm
  5. BB Bro

    LSU’s defense is better than ‘Bamas, the stats are skewed because ‘Bama hasn’t played anyone with a great offense all season. Meanwhile, LSU’s defense had to play Oregon and West Virginia. Tigers are going to roll, in fact, this game shouldn’t even be happening, but whatever.

    13 years ago at 1:19 pm
    1. Brother0micron

      Your premises are solid but your conclusion is false, making this an invalid inductive argument.

      13 years ago at 1:28 pm
    2. Success

      Completely agree with BB, bama’s schedule was weak this year, LSU’s wasn’t. The Tigers will win….again. And you’re^ copying the name of a troll, ergo you’re opinion is as worthless as Ok. State’s win.

      13 years ago at 1:35 pm
    3. Brother0micron

      I don’t care what you say, the national championship should have been Stanford and LSU if you wanted the top 2 teams. Stanford would have probably beaten those coon asses too

      13 years ago at 1:44 pm
    4. Bogies brotherhood

      ^ that’s logical considering they beat OSU and everything dumbass. After the tigers take down the tide I’ll be partying my dick off in Nola while you’re sitting on your ass bitching. Geaux Tigers fuck this douche above me and fuck bama.

      13 years ago at 2:08 pm
    5. Brother0micron

      I’m glad you guys know how to use the ^ button. Otherwise I wouldn’t know you were talking to me. Thanks!!!

      13 years ago at 2:53 pm
  6. wantchipsw_that xoxo

    Of course they deserve the rematch. LSU beat them in OT by a field goal. Seriously, give me a break! Also, with this 1-1 conversation, it’s just irrelevant. This is the National Championship game, boys, not another season game. It holds just a tiny bit more credability.

    13 years ago at 1:54 pm
    1. Rebel_Frat_Bear

      You almost can’t make the argument that it is on a bigger stage because of how much hype “The Game of the Century” got. No legitimate claim can be made with a 1-1 record.

      13 years ago at 10:34 am
    2. AA is for quitters

      ^ So what you’re saying is LSU fans won’t acknowledge the fact that the National Championship Game is played in January, not November? Just like ChOklahoma Lite fans refuse to acknowledge that they lost to a team that shouldn’t have even been bowl eligible?

      13 years ago at 12:13 pm
    3. wantchipsw_that xoxo

      Or the fact that LSU is the only team, in history, to be shut out of a BCS bowl game?..

      13 years ago at 8:52 am