BCS Championship: Texas Longhorns vs. Alabama Crimson Tide
The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Texas Longhorns will meet tonight in Pasadena, California for the 2010 BCS National Championship, the contest that will decide who is the best team in the US.
The game will feature Longhorns quarterback Colt McCoy against the player who beat him for the Heisman Trophy— running back Mark Ingram of Alabama.
The most famous matchup between these two teams was in the 1965 Orange Bowl, with Joe Namath leading Alabama against Texas in the first nationally televised New Year’s night game.
As always, the two sides who participate in this fixture are the top 2 highest-ranked squads according to the BCS standings after the regular college football season. While the No. 2 team holds only a slight 7-6 edge, it has won seven of the last nine meetings.
However, the question is: Can Texas’s offensive line hold up against Alabama’s creative and persistent pass rush?
Both of them are unbeaten, but I picked the Crimson Tide to win this match because I just don’t think the Longhorns’ offensive line can handle the speed and athleticism of the Alabama defensive front seven. But then again, this is college football at its finest…and anything can happen.
UPDATE: The University of Alabama defeated Texas 37-21 to win the BCS Championship for the first time since 1992. The Crimson Tide joins the 2002 Ohio State Buckeyes and this year’s Boise State team in college football’s highest level to finish a season with an undefeated record.
UPDATE 2: Watch the 2011 BCS Championship live online HERE.