In a two-game series that featured 10 field goals and offensive ineptness as far as the eye could see — looking at you, LSU, offensively exposed with zero big plays defensively and on special teams — how appropriately ironic was it that the final score was a clean, three-touchdown-looking 21-0?
Regardless of what it looked like or how it got there, three clicks on the scoreboard at a time or not, the Alabama Crimson Tide is the BcS champion for the 2011 season on the strength of the best college defense I have witnessed in my lifetime. It’s also their second BcS trophy in the past three years, part of a six-year crystal football run for the SEC.
The scary part for the SEC specifically and college football in general? This run for the Tide is far from over as Alabama will return in the neighborhood of 13-15 of their 24 starters in 2012, pending underclassmen NFL decisions.
So, with the only part of the 2011 season already in the advanced stages of rigor mortis being the LSU offense, we ask the question: can the Tide go back-to-back in January of 2013? Yeah, we know; it’s early. Still, just play along. Humor me.
Vote below. And, Bayou Bengal fans, feel free to vent away. For all the (deserved) shots that have been and will be taken at your offense, it was a helluva run for a very, very good football team.
Anyway, vote and spew, and not necessarily in that order…