And so it is written.
Alabama held on to the No. 2 spot in the BCS standings, earning the right to travel to New Orleans to face off against LSU in a heavily-discussed rematch for it all, including redemption.
In a game where Alabama showed that it could move the ball against a great LSU defense, there were definitely some plays and factors that just didn't go the Tide's way.
Whether it be the questionable interception by Eric Reid or the four missed field goals by Alabama's kickers, there are five things that Alabama needs to focus on to ensure a 14th national championship.