BCS Title Game

With the BCS National Championship game fast approaching on Thursday, it is now time to breakdown this potential game for the ages.  The game matches the number one ranked Alabama Crimson Tide, headlined by Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram and their stout defense, taking on the number two ranked Texas Longhorns and Quarterback Colt McCoy, who is playing in his last career game.

The Crimson Tide, coming off one of their most dominating performances of the season by dismantling the Florida Gators in the National Championship, are looking to cap off their illustrious season with their 13th National Championship.

The Longhorns on the other hand, reached Pasadena barely after escaping the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the Big 12 Championship game by a mere second and a game winning field goal as time expired.

Keys To Victory:

For Alabama:

-Establish the run early in order to get Ingram going and open up the play action pass for Greg McElroy

-Pressure Colt McCoy with their front four. Nebraska proved that if you can rattle McCoy without having to blitz you can easily disrupt that high powered offense.

For Texas:

-Keep Colt McCoy standing upright. Nebraska was able to hit him often and keep him rattled, and forced him into some bad decisions.

-Don’t let Nick Saban out coach you. For everything Mack Brown is and has been since arriving at Texas, he is not the best game manager or big game coach.

My Prediction: #1 Alabama 23  #2 Texas 20

Tom Waterman

WSOE Sports Director


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