It's No. 1 LSU Vs. No. 2 Alabama in BCS Championship

Crimson Tide edge out Oklahoma State for title game spot

By Ralph D. Russo
|  Sunday, Dec 4, 2011  |  Updated 6:00 PM PDT
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It's No. 1 LSU Vs. No. 2 Alabama in BCS Title Game

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LSU running back Spencer Ware runs into Alabama linebacker Jerrell Harris during the first half of their game Nov. 5 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The two teams will have a rematch for the national championship Jan. 9.

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(AP) -- Play it again, LSU and Alabama.

The Crimson Tide edged out Oklahoma State in the final round of voting and will play the top-ranked Tigers in an all-SEC BCS national title game on Jan. 9 in New Orleans.

The Cowboys made a late surge by beating Oklahoma 44-10 on Saturday night, and closed the gap between themselves and Alabama in the polls. But it was not enough to avoid the first title game rematch in the 14-year history of the BCS.

The Tigers (13-0) beat the Tide 9-6 in overtime on Nov. 5 in Tuscaloosa.

Alabama (11-1) finished second in both the Harris and coaches' polls by a wide enough margin to make up for the fact that Oklahoma State was ahead in the computer ratings.

The Cowboys (11-1), champions of the Big 12, will play in the Fiesta Bowl against Stanford from the Pac-12.

Copyright Associated Press

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