LSU/Alabama Face-Off Tonight For BCS Title – Game Preview
Tonight, the LSU Tigers square-off with the Alabama Crimson Tide, in the BCS title game, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, in New Orleans.
LSU defeated Alabama, 9-6, in overtime, back on November 5.
In that game, Alabama out-gained LSU, in terms of total yards, 295-239, but also four missed field goals, and suffered two critical turnovers.
The Tigers on the other hand, took advantage of the Alabama mistakes, and showed why they are the top-ranked team in the country.
Both of these teams rely on solid running attacks, and tremendous defenses to win football games.
Rushing-wise, Alabama ranks 15th nationally, averaging 219.8 rush yards per game, while LSU ranks 17th, at 215.2 yards a game.
Trent Richardson leads the Crimson Tide running attack, with 1,583 yards, and 20 touchdowns, on 263 carries. Richardson was held to 89 yards on 23 carries in the first game.
Michael Ford leads LSU in rushing, with 755 yards, but Spencer Ware, Alfred Blue, and Kenny Hilliard will all likely see playing time.
Defensively, the two units rank as the best in the country.
Alabama’s defense ranked first in the country at 191.3 yards per game, ahead of second-place LSU at 252.1.
ESPN.com has a game preview, and a statistical breakdown.