With the BCS National Championship game looming tonight (FOX, 8:30 ET), many comparisons are being made between this year's matchup of No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 2 Texas and the 2006 matchup of SoCal vs. Texas.
On the surface, the games look very similar: both were played at the Rose Bowl, Texas is the underdog in both, both feature a matchup of a Heisman-winning running back (Reggie Bush/Mark Ingram) against a runner-up quarterback (Vince Young/Colt McCoy), etc.
Because of this, many people are predicting another Texas upset. However, while the games may seem similar at first glance, there are some big differences that should ensure that there isn't a SoCal-Texas repeat.