Oklahoma vs Alabama: Too Early Preview of BCS Championship Game
The college football season is well underway and the first BCS poll is set to come out in a week. Predictions are saying that Alabama could jump up to first in the rankings which means if the BCS National Championship game were today it would most likely be between Alabama and Oklahoma. This matchup is one of epic proportions and could be one of the most classic championship games in the BCS era.
Offensively, this game is a toss up. The Sooners have Landry Jones, the number four quarterback in the nation tossing for upwards of 360 yards a game and 10 touchdowns overall. Unfortunately for the Sooners, Dominique Whaley is rushing for under 100 yards a game. In order to beat the nations number one defense in Alabama, the offense needs to be more than one-dimensional.
This is a toss up because the Sooners have a strong passing game and an average running game. The Crimson Tide have Trent Richardson, the eighth ranked running back in the nation averaging 124 yards a game and has 10 touchdowns on the season. However, AJ McCarron is having an average season at quarterback. Essentially the offenses of the two teams is a trade off.
The difference in this game will be the defense. The Sooners have a solid scoring defense allowing just 15 points a game, but that doesn't come close to touching Courtney Upshaw and the Alabama defense.
They are allowing just 150 yards through the air this season and even if the Sooners try to run the ball, the Crimson Tide allow just 36 yards a game on the ground. The Sooners are giving up over Trent Richardson's rushing average on the season and it appears as though they will struggle.
This game is going to come down to defense, and when it does, Alabama will be walking away with the BCS National Championship in 2012.
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