The University of Alabama used a stifling defense and just enough offense to dominate top ranked LSU 21-0 Monday night in New Orleans to win the BCS national championship.
It is the second time in three years that Alabama has won the title and it is the third title overall for coach Nick Saban who won his first while coaching LSU.
In this game, Alabama reversed its form offensively from the regular season meeting that LSU won by throwing a lot more on first down and it worked. The Tide moved the ball effectively and Jeremy Shelley kicked five field goals as the Tide attempted a total of seven in the game.
Meanwhile defensively Alabama completely shut down thte LSU attack and the Tigers didn’t help themselves, committing many mistakes on that side of the ball. LSU was held to less than 100 yards of total offense in the game.
Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron threw for 234 effective yards and running back Trent Richardson gained 96 to help the Tide get the win.