A 9-6 game in Tuscaloosa was far from the contest many were expecting. LSU and Alabama both have defenses with plenty of future NFL-players, which made a shootout far from a possibility. However, the fact that no touchdowns were scored comes as a big surprise.
It lived up to the hype as far as how competitive it was from the opening kickoff, but few would have expected a collegiate version of a Baltimore Ravens-Pittsburgh Steelers. This was the ugly duckling of the Game of the Century, where turnovers were celebrated like touchdowns in Bryant-Denney Stadium.
LSU is now 9-0 and remains the number one team in the nation, followed by unbeaten Oklahoma State and Stanford. Alabama only slipped to number four and remains ahead of Boise State in the BCS Rankings. A rematch of the Lucha in Tuscaloosa is already being talked about among fans as the 2012 BCS National Championship Game.
There's a great chance of LSU and Alabama both finishing the season in New Orleans. One team will likely end up in the Sugar Bowl on January 3rd and the other in the national title game on January 3rd.
However, any chance of a rematch or Alabama making it to Atlanta for the SEC Championship Game may hinge on the outcome of several important matchups over the last four weekends of the college football season.
No matter what happens, two likely outcomes are taking shape.
The SEC is well on its way towards a sixth straight national title and BCS Controversy is once again on the way.