The number two ranked Alabama Crimson Tide kicks their way to victory against the undefeated number one ranked LSU Tigers, 21-0, to win their second BCS National Football Championship in the past three seasons.
With this being the second meeting of the season between LSU and Alabama, in which the first meeting was being called “The Game of the Century,” many did not know what to expect the second time around this time for the prestigious BCS title.
Fans from both teams may have expected a higher scoring game this time around after a disappointing first game, in which LSU defeated Alabama in overtime 9-6, to give the Crimson Tide their only loss of the season.
In the rematch, Alabama was in complete control of the game on all side of the ball including on special teams.
Alabama also did not turn the ball over and only had one penalty called against them for the entire game.
Alabama’s top-ranked defense shutout LSU’s offense, holding them to 92 total yards for the entire game.
This was the first time a number one ranked team had been shutout of any football game since the 1996 season.
Alabama also became the first team to shutout an opponent in a BCS National Championship Game.
Kicker Jeremy Shelley made five field goals, which including a career high 44-yard field goal, to score 15 of Alabama’s 21 points.
Alabama running back Trent Richardson scored the only touchdown in the game with a 34-yard touchdown run with four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.
Alabama sophomore quarterback AJ McCarron finished the game completing 23 of his 34 pass attempts for 234 passing yards, despite losing his leading wide receiver Marquis Maze in the first half of the game.
Maze suffered a leg injury early in the first quarter during a 49-yard punt return.
Sophomore receiver Kevin Norwood stepped in after Maze did not return to the game to lead in receiving for Alabama with four catches for 78 yards.
LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson struggled to get the LSU offense going from the start of the game.
Jefferson fumbled a snap on third down of LSU’s opening drive which then led to a punt.
LSU’s offensive struggles continued throughout the entire game, never crossing midfield until the team’s final possession in the 4th quarter.
LSU freshman punter Brad Wing had to punt on 9-of-11 offensive drives. The other two drives for LSU, ended with a fumble and an interception.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban became the first head coach to win three BCS National Championships, two with Alabama and one with LSU in 2003.