No. 2 Alabama beats No. 1 LSU 21-0 for BCS title


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  • hubbardesquire Alabaster, Alabama
    Jan. 13, 2012 10:04 p.m.

    No one has yet said the two most important words. They are, ROLL TIDE!

  • ksampow Farr West, Utah
    Jan. 10, 2012 2:51 p.m.

    Alabama has lost very few games in the last four years...

    Oh, yeah ... there was that 2009 Sugar Bowl loss to Utah that SHOULD HAVE BEEN A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FOR UTAH!!!!

    Amen to everyone who thinks the BCS is a joke!!!

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Jan. 10, 2012 12:17 p.m.

    Alabama/LSU has the best athletes in the nation no question however that doesn't always translate to having the best team. LSU's playbook is about 2 pages long most of which are running plays. At half time LSU had punted 5 times , hadn't crossed the 50 yard line and had 2 first downs. I think they had 37 yards total offense. This was supposed to be the #1 team in the nation?? Oklahoma St. or Stanford would have given Alabama a much better and closer game. I actually think Oklahoma St would have beaten Alabama. College Football will never have a true champion without a full playoff.

  • metamoracoug metamora, IL
    Jan. 10, 2012 12:17 p.m.

    Johnson72: It would have made almost as much sense as arbitrarily declaring Alabama as national champs.

  • Johnson72 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 10, 2012 12:08 p.m.

    Wait Wait Wait.... I thought byu with there powder puff cream girl schuedle was the National Champions!

  • christoph Brigham City, UT
    Jan. 10, 2012 12:01 p.m.

    The reason why the two games have been mostly field goals: NFL type defenses. LSU or USC ----it looks like---will be # 1 to start the season next year. So next year's polls are already being set up.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    Jan. 10, 2012 11:01 a.m.

    Sounds like it was another snoozer of a boring game. I hope the ratings were low.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 10, 2012 10:10 a.m.

    The sad part is this result completely legitimizes the team selection. LSU was the consensus #1 so the only question was who should be #2 and Alabama destroying LSU suggests they were the right pick.

  • grandutefan Moab, UT
    Jan. 10, 2012 9:48 a.m.

    31-17 ha ha ha.

  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    Jan. 10, 2012 9:34 a.m.

    SC would put up 40 on these guys. Their offense's are so boring, stagnant. Let's all pray we go to the NC game next year against an SEC squad and drop 50 on them. SC 5-0 vs. SEC Booooyaaa.

  • Robert Rexburg, ID
    Jan. 10, 2012 9:21 a.m.

    This looked like Alabama was playing a Division II school. LSU's offense just didn't show up. I thought Jefferson would break out crying any minute. If I wanted a boring game like that, I'd watch soccer.

    Makes you really wonder what a matchup with Alabama and Ok St or Stanford would have been like -- maybe Enjoyable? Maybe a contest?

  • BYUHOCKEY American Fork, UT
    Jan. 10, 2012 9:20 a.m.

    Now Oklahoma State is national champions!!! outstanding.

  • jarka-rus Layton, Utah
    Jan. 10, 2012 8:33 a.m.

    Phew, its a good thing that the "NC" lived up to all the hype.

    Couldn't agree more with all the comments. First time I am glad I don't have ESPN and didn't waste my entire night watching this snoozefest.

    Yep OSU and all the rest didn't deserve to be on the field with these two teams. Nope not at all. Love the Espn spin on the front page.

    "Without A Doubt Alabama destroyed LSU and any confusion about who's the champion." Huh? They are 1-1 against each other, I would say there is plenty of doubt who the real best team in football is. Maybe they should play a best out of 3. What a joke.

  • The Moose Southern, UT
    Jan. 10, 2012 8:13 a.m.

    They allowed an outsider to play the SEC once in the Sugar Bowl and it didn't work out too well for the SEC. Doubt that it will happen again. It's kind of ironic that Utah's victory actually probably shut doors for others rather than opening them.

  • Veracity Morgan, UT
    Jan. 10, 2012 8:10 a.m.

    Wow, what a great BCS climax...it rivals when I cleaned my bathroom medicine cabinet.

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    Jan. 10, 2012 8:08 a.m.

    We knew it was going to be a boring game. I saw (2 3/4 qtr) it on internet, not impressed. Yeah, my prediction was way off and thought of scorless game till 10th OT. Who knows, another rematch 2013 with Bama & LSU III or SEC II. Come on Obama, do something, I forgot here, politics should not be involved.

  • metamoracoug metamora, IL
    Jan. 10, 2012 8:02 a.m.

    Jake 2010 said: Is it great defense or miserably poor offense? I'd like to see Alabama v Oklahoma State and LSU against Baylor..... See how the SEC really piles up against the Big XII.

    An excellent question and of course one for which we will never get an answer to. Would love to see either of these SEC teams matched against Oregon or OKSt -- Teams with incredible offenses. But that's not going to happen, is it? Because we'd hate to embarrass the SEC's alleged supremacy. I really don't understand why there isn't more unhappiness with the present system that locks out anyone but whoever the "experts" deem worthy of the "championship" game.

  • fish8 Vernal, UT
    Jan. 10, 2012 7:53 a.m.

    I've always said the best thing about golf and baseball is you can watch the first 15 minutes - take a nice nap - watch the last 10 minutes and not miss anything. Now the same can be said for the BCS Championship. What a joke.

  • kokua KAYSVILLE, UT
    Jan. 10, 2012 7:53 a.m.

    After that weak performance by LSU they should be ranked below OU State, Stanford, Oregon, BSU, and other one loss programs.

  • slgs5aggie Cedar City, UT
    Jan. 10, 2012 7:12 a.m.

    Didn't watch it, didn't care. Come on D news, be brave take a stand, refuse to call it a National championship. Just call it by the bowl game and lump it with all the other gazillion bowl games that have depleted all the fun out of competition. Call it whatever you want to. They do by calling it a National championship. IF they make stuff up, so can you.

  • Weber State Graduate Clearfield, UT
    Jan. 10, 2012 6:53 a.m.

    10-1 odds that Oklahoma State would have beaten Alabama. We will never know. The BCS is a joke to have a team that didn't even win (or play) for their conference championship win the national title.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Jan. 10, 2012 6:10 a.m.

    Was this a re-run?? This was a great game if you like boredom and field goals. What a joke. It is obvious why the BCS doesn't want a playoff system - it would expose these teams for what they are. Herbstreet and his sidekick did their best to spin it into an "epic" defensive battle. For my money I would rather have seen a Boise State v. Oklahoma State match up.

  • II Las Vegas, NV
    Jan. 10, 2012 4:15 a.m.

    A Craig James/Adam James whine-off would have been more fun.

  • Igualmente Mesa, AZ
    Jan. 9, 2012 11:59 p.m.

    A playoff is needed, not this 1-game 2-team opinion poll matchup....

  • Jake2010 bountiful, ut
    Jan. 9, 2012 11:59 p.m.

    The result wasn't a surprise to anyone who has followed the two teams over the past several years..... For Tide fans perhaps as much danger as it presents we'd be better off playing the next decade only in Louisiana cuz it is only in Tuscaloosa or Birmingham that the tide seems to lose to the tiger kittens. Great outcome, but not a very good game.... Is it great defense or miserably poor offense? I'd like to see Alabama v Oklahoma State and LSU against Baylor..... See how the SEC really piles up against the Big XII.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    Jan. 9, 2012 11:39 p.m.

    I didn't watch the game, but seeing the results make me think that the final AP top 3 will be:
    1. Alabama
    2. Oklahoma State
    3. LSU

    Possibly both Bama and OSU will receive votes for first. That's my guess.

  • Ares Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 9, 2012 10:42 p.m.


  • IndeMak South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 9, 2012 10:25 p.m.

    Did I miss it?

  • California Steve Hanford, CA
    Jan. 9, 2012 10:10 p.m.

    Ok ok the SEC is the best conference. They're also the most boring conference.

  • Moderate Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 9, 2012 10:10 p.m.

    Dear advertisers: I didn't watch your rematch.

  • Igualmente Mesa, AZ
    Jan. 9, 2012 10:06 p.m.

    The girlfriend of the Bama long snapper said they would win the championship shortly before she was killed by the Tuscaloosa tornado last spring....ESPN reported in the pre-game.

  • cpafred SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 9, 2012 9:59 p.m.