Total College Sports analyst Sean Salisbury gets us started with predictions in the above embedded video with his prediction for the BCS National Championship Game pitting #1 LSU against #2 Alabama. (Note the video cannot be viewed on some mobile platforms. See below for a quick summary of the predictions and discussion.)
“These two teams earned the right to be here,” Salisbury said.
“This is going to be one hell of a football game,” he said.
Salisbury is intrigued by the fact that the Alabama Crimson Tide has moved into the favorite position by about one point (and more at some offshore locations.) Salisbury wonders if Vegas knows something that he doesn’t. (A quick thought from me: Perhaps, they saw Alabama’s offense leave 10-14 points on the field in the first game? Or, maybe they trust Alabama coach Nick Saban more than LSU coach Les Miles? In any case, it is an interesting to see a team that defeated its opponent as a slight underdog in the rematch, and it adds one additional layer of drama to the game.)
Salisbury picks LSU to win over Alabama. He cites LSU’s defense is better than Alabama’s offense because he believes Alabama’s offense cannot throw the ball as well as needed.
Salisbury picks the over in the BCS Championship Game believing that both Alabama and LSU should produce more than in the first game in Tuscaloosa.
So, what are your predictions? Share them and talk about why Alabama or LSU will win the national title.