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BCS Championship Game Score Predictions

Posted on: January 7, 2012 2:58 pm
Edited on: January 7, 2012 4:26 pm
 
Posted by Eye on College Football Staff

Chip Patterson: The first Game of the Century had the feel of two teams trying just as hard "not to lose" as they were trying to win.  With so much time to prepare, I imagine the first half will be just as low-scoring.  But Les Miles' willingness to adjust on the fly and take chances will be the difference as this game is won (or lost) in the second half.  LSU runs a kick return reverse to catch Alabama off guard for the deciding touchdown. LSU 24, Alabama 17.

Tom Fornelli: I'm with Chip on this one, even if I think 41 points is asking too much. Generally I'm of the opinion that it's hard to beat a team once, and much harder to beat that same team twice, but with this game being played in New Orleans it's hard to pick against the Tigers. LSU has been the best team in college all season, and it won't change in the Superdome, as the Tigers win 20-10.

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Adam Jacobi: Tom, LSU's certainly got the best resume, but I don't know if they're the best team. And if anyone's going to turn around their scoring fortunes from first game, I'm picking the one who got into scoring position seven times and has the best running back in all of college football. I think Alabama gets into the end zone thrice, and LSU twice, good enough for a 24-20 Alabama win.

Bryan Fischer: All year I've thought this was the best defense Nick Saban's ever had. Watching them play, I believed it. The offense had Trent Richardson and a great offensive line with solid coordinators on both sides. But, and this is a big but, I can't pick against LSU. Les Miles has a great team and it seems like their destiny is to run the table. The Tigers aren't better than the Tide 11-on-11 but they are the better team and will get things done in New Orleans like they always have. LSU 27, Alabama 24.

Jerry Hinnen: It seems crazy to doubt LSU at this point. I personally doubted them before Oregon, before Mississippi State, before the Prematch, and even once they went down two scores to Georgia. And they've made me -- and all the other doubters -- looks like fools every time. But I'm doubting them one more time, because the formula they used to beat the Tide the first time isn't consistent enough to expect it work a second time. Missed field goals, special teams mistakes, Nick Saban's general conservatism, a botched trick play in LSU territory--these are mistakes the Tide aren't going to make a second time. And down-to-down, offense vs. defense, the Tide had the upper hand. This time, I think they make that advantage count. And if not, well, I'll be the one in the corner wearing the purple-and-gold dunce hat ... again. Alabama 20, LSU 16. 

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Comments

Since: Oct 17, 2010
Posted on: January 10, 2012 6:26 pm
 

BCS Championship Game Score Predictions

Oh so close missed by that much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: May 27, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 2:18 pm
 

BCS Championship Game Score Predictions

LSU 37 Oklahoma St.10....oh,sorry...LSU 16 Alabama 13



Since: Dec 13, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:10 am
 

BCS Championship Game Score Predictions

It seems like Christmas all over again!  The tide will bring home there 2nd BCS title in 3yrs.  Reason being, Trent Richardson and Eddie Lacy will have there greatest game as team mates.  If LSWho thinks they are going to option our line backers to sleep tonight then they have another thing coming.  The Tide is healthy, nothing to lose and disrespected as a unit. The #1 defense in college or the pros will show up for us BIG tonight!!! Roll Tide Roll 27-21.




Since: Nov 7, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 6:43 am
 

BCS Championship Game Score Predictions

About 13 hrs from kickoff of the most talked about game in years both teams have a lot to prove. In their first meeting either team could score a touchdown and it was all left to the kicking game and LSU provailed. Well this game will not be a total defensive rematch. Both these teams will be coming out with guns blazing and pulling out all the stops. Alabama will ground and pound LSU's defense until they open up the passing attack. Alabama will come out on top in this match up and be declared 2012 National Champs making it 14. Roll Tide!!!



Since: Dec 29, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 2:41 am
 

BCS Championship Game Score Predictions

LSU wins this one Saban is a loser and like the 1st game when the cards are on the table Saban does not know how to pick them up. His spell at Miami should tell the true story. LSU 29 Alabama 17Wink



Since: Sep 6, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2012 12:03 am
 

BCS Championship Game Score Predictions

Bama - 17
LSU - 13



Since: Oct 17, 2010
Posted on: January 8, 2012 4:30 pm
 

BCS Championship Game Score Predictions

I miss spoke what  I meant to say was that nationally ranked obviously because nationally with the two teams being ranked 68-69 offensively in the FBS they are ranked behind only 2 SEC teams Georgia and Arkansas from the SEC  who are I believe 28- 36 in the nation.



Since: Sep 7, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 4:11 pm
 

BCS Championship Game Score Predictions

Two worst offenses in the SEC?  You know nothing about the SEC, obviously. Consider the following statistical rankings:
Scoring Offense:  LSU 1, Bama 3
Total Offense:   Bama 2, LSU 5
Rush Offense:  Bama 1, LSU 2
Pass Offense:  Bama 4, LSU 9
Pass Efficiency: LSU 1, Bama 4
First Downs:  LSU 3, Bama 4
Third Down Conversion: Bama 1, LSU 2
Time of Possession:  Bama 2, LSU 3
Red Zone Offense:  LSU 1, Bama 2
Next time you make a generalization, make sure it has some factual basis and is not predicated on your "feelings".



Since: Oct 17, 2010
Posted on: January 8, 2012 10:02 am
 

BCS Championship Game Score Predictions

Only one problem here. What makes anybody think the two worst offenses in the SEC will score a TD on the two best defenses. The scores you guy have above would be considered a real barn burner for these offenses given the opponent.



Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 7, 2012 5:32 pm
 

BCS Championship Game Score Predictions

alabama university will play better in the runnin game. louisiana state university probably will not get all the brakes. nick saban will manage the games so those erratic kickers dont determine the outcome.


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