Crimson Tide Rolls Over Tigers 21-0 in BCS Title Game
NEW ORLEANS — It won’t go down as one of the prettiest games in college football history, but the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide will take it following their 21-0 win over the top-ranked LSU Tigers in the BCS Championship Game on Tuesday night.
Alabama (13-1) took their revenge against a Tiger team that beat them 9-6 earlier in the season, using a smothering defense to keep LSU (13-1) from crossing midfield until there was just eight minutes left in the game. The Tigers finished with just 92 yards of total offense and five first downs for the entire game.
Crimson Tide placekicker Jeremy Shelly tied a bowl record with five field goals, and running back Trent Richardson added a 34-yard touchdown run with 4:36 left in the game. Shelly, who also missed two field goals in the game, missed the extra point.
The win gave Alabama their second national title in just three years, and was their bowl game shutout since beating Oklahoma 17-0 in the 1963 Orange Bowl.
The game was also the first shutout in the 14-year history of the BCS.