The BCS National Championship happened last Monday, the 9th. It was a match-up between rivals Alabama Crimson Tide and the LSU Tigers. It was a total shut-out game, the Crimson Tide scored 21 and left the Tigers not scoring at all. It was an impressive feat that the ranked 2 team (Alabama) shut out the 1st ranked LSU Tigers like that. It was a great show of defense on Alabama’s part; they kept LSU from passing the half until the last part of the game, pretty impressive. Alabama’s top performer in the game for passing was sophomore quarterback AJ McCarron; who completed 23 out of 34 passes and completed the game with 234 passing yards. Their top rushing player was Trent Richardson who rushed a total of 20 times and accumulated 96 rushing yards, which led to a touchdown. And the top player on the receiving end of things was Kevin Norwood; he received 4 passes and completed 78 yards.
I think the player of the game should be Alabama’s kicker Jeremy Shelley, he did score all but the last touchdown of the game after all. Towards the end of the first quarter he scored a 23 yard field goal, making the score 3-0. The second quarter went much the same way, Jeremy Shelley kicked the ball in two more times; one a 34 yard, and the other a 41 yard field goal, that’s some pretty impressive kicking. This increased Alabama’s lead to 9-0. It was the same story in the 3rd quarter, a 35 yard field goal and then a 44 yard field goal by Shelley. At the end of the 3rd quarter the score was 15-0. And along came the deal sealing 4th quarter; where Trent Richardson rushed 34 yards for a touchdown that ensured their huge victory over the LSU Tigers. With such a great performance on behalf of the Crimson Tide, I wonder if they can perform as well next season.