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The National Champion Will Be…

By: Bruce Wilson
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Photo by: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

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After an awesome weekend of NFL playoff action we can settle in tonight for one of the most anticipated rematches in college football history, the 2012 BCS Title game, as the #1 LSU Tigers play the #2 Alabama Crimson Tide.

Here is my preview and prediction for tonight’s big game:

LSU played a total of 8 top-25 ranked teams this year, Alabama only played 5. LSU beat then #3 and current Rose Bowl champion Oregon 40-27 to start the season and then followed it up a couple of weeks later with a 47-21 victory at then #16 and current Orange Bowl champion West Virginia. LSU not only won at Alabama this year but will be ready to do so again after beating almost 1/3 of the top 25.

In the 6 games against common SEC opponents this season LSU outscored Ole Miss, Miss State, Arkansas, Tennessee, Florida, & Auburn 236-54. Alabama came close to matching those numbers 231-58. These are two evenly matched teams and further proves how big the win at Alabama was for LSU.

LSU has the option of playing either Jordan Jefferson and Jarrett Lee. Both senior quarterbacks are capable of handling the big time defense of Alabama, where as sophomore signal caller AJ McCarron doesn’t have quite the same experience.

With all that said, Las Vegas sports books opened the line at LSU -1 but moved it to ‘Bama -2.5 after constant heavy betting on the ‘Tide. I don’t see how anyone could bet against the #1 ranked undefeated LSU Tigers GETTING points. I’m not a fan of either school, (my cousin Angie, my close friend Jen, and my buddy Jersey Mike Jr. will all rag me on Facebook and Twitter for saying this) so I say this with a complete un-bias, I like LSU to win the game and I like them even better getting 2.5 points. Final score LSU 28 – Alabama 17.

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