Congrats to Alabama for winning one of the most boring title games in the history of college football Monday night, 21-0 over LSU.
It's not Alabama's fault. The Crimson Tide fielded what might be the best defense in college football history and dared LSU to do anything.
The Tigers couldn't. It's their fault. They were horrible offensively, getting only five first downs and only crossing midfield once (and that was in the fourth quarter). They had 92 total yards. When announcer Brent Musburger proclaimed at one point that the Crimson Tide D was treating the 50-yard line as if it were the goal line -- well, that was it exactly.
Watching it, I felt like I was at one of those high school football mismatches you occasionally see when some 4A power plays a 1A team just to get an easy early-season win.
Now I know Alabama's D is fantastic, and the Panthers would be well-served to consider a couple of the Tide defensive players with that Top-10 draft pick they hold in April.
But c'mon, LSU. The Crimson Tide was at least allowing 8.8 points per game coming into the game. You couldn't even score once?
By the time Alabama had kicked its fifth field goal, I went to bed. That 15-0 lead might as well have been 150-0. It was an anti-climactic end to the bowl season -- but also a well-deserved coronation of an Alabama team that I can't imagine ever lost to LSU in the first place during the regular season.
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