The Big One

January 7, 2010

After two and a half weeks of bowl games, we have finally come down to the season finale. It’s a bittersweet day for me; I love the college bowl season, and seeing it come to an end is always a little depressing.

I won’t forget to mention last night’s game. It ended up being very entertaining. Not only was it a shootout, but it took a comeback in the 4th quarter and two overtimes to decide it. Central Michigan ended up winning, and not only did it cap off a great college career for Dan LeFevour, but it also sealed my win in my College Bowl Mania group. Needless to say, I was pretty happy with the Chippewas last night.

Now, without further ado, my pick for tonight’s game.

BCS National Championship presented by Citi
Alabama vs. Texas

This is the game everyone has been waiting for. Both teams feature extremely talented defenses, with many future NFL stars for each team. Texas has the best rush defense in the nation, and Alabama gives up just 11 PPG and 242 total yards. This will probably come down to the quarterbacks. Whoever can avoid the pass rush better and find open receivers will have the advantage in this game. I think that Alabama QB Greg McElroy will be the difference in a very tight game, but don’t count out Colt McCoy and the Longhorns. If Texas can shut down McElroy and limit the big plays by Mark Ingram, they can win. Last time Texas played in Pasadena, they were the underdogs. We will likely see some magic from one of these quarterbacks tonight, just as we did back in 2005.

Final Score: 27-24 Alabama

I have Alabama for 15 points in the College Bowl Mania game, but it no longer matters. I will be watching this one purely for the love of the game. It’s been a great season; hopefully, we can cap it off with a great National Championship.

– K. Becks

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