Oh, boy. Well, you should know how I feel about this one—despite shaky performances against their better opponents, the Longhorns have taken their no. 2 ranking wire-to-wire and will challenge Alabama for SEC supremacy.
Alabama must think of Texas what Julius Caesar said of Brutus in Shakespeare's play: "We are two lions litter'd in one day,/ And I the elder and more terrible."
The Tide will need to suppress all notions of arrogance or pre-determined victory and remember that the Longhorns bring in an old-school SEC defensive coordinator, Will Muschamp, who will look to take away the run and put the game on Greg McElroy's shoulders, daring him to win two in a row.
Colt McCoy will have to be outstanding against the best defensive secondary in the country. Though Alabama doesn't have a defensive line like Nebraska's, their defensive backs aren't any more forgiving than the 'Huskers were in picking off Colt three times in the championship.
Look for the more prepared defense to triumph, whichever that may be.