Predict the LSU-Alabama Score and You Could Win $50 to Cotton Patch Cafe
It all comes down to tonight. More than a month after the SEC Championship and more than two months after their first meeting in Tuscaloosa, Ala., the LSU Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide finally get their rematch. Now, before we get into the "if Alabama wins" mess and the possibility of a split National Championship, we want you to predict the score of the BCS title game for a shot at winning a $50 gift card to Cotton Patch Café.
LSU is favored by 1 1/2 points, but we all know those are just odds. Leave your score prediction in the comments section below at the bottom of the page, and if you guess the score correctly, you win! Please be sure to add your prediction for TOTAL COMBINED YARDAGE BETWEEN THE TWO TEAMS, just in case we have a tie-breaker.
The game is on ESPN tonight starting at 7 p.m. CST.
**DISCLAIMER: All score predictions MUST be made by 7 p.m. Anything posted after 7 p.m. will be disqualified. **
Key Points in Tonight's Game
While the first meeting between these two teams turned into a defensive slugfest, don’t necessarily assume the same thing will happen this time around. Both teams have shown they have potent offenses that are capable of moving the ball. Additionally, coaches from both teams have hinted this week that they are prepared to take more chances on offense than they did the first time around. That said, points will still be at a premium and both teams will need to capitalize on any scoring opportunities they get. Alabama will need to keep the game close early, as LSU has outscored its opponents by an astounding 267-61 in the second halves of games this season. Look for LSU to make at least one big play in the return game, and it will be important to see how the Crimson Tide responds. While Oklahoma State fans (and anyone else who didn’t want to see a rematch in the title game) can only sit back and wonder what might have been, the BCS title game should still prove to be an exciting matchup that, like the first game, could go down to the final play.