SEC reigns as Alabama takes home BCS title

By Adam Silverstein
January 8, 2010

Chants of “S-E-C! S-E-C! S-E-C!” rained down from half of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA, as the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide completed its dismantling of the No. 2 Texas Longhorns 37-21 Thursday night in the 2010 BCS National Championship. Winning its first title since 1992, Alabama’s defense led the way – first knocking Texas quarterback Colt McCoy out of the game and then finishing with a fumble recovery and interception to ice the game in the fourth quarter.

Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban became only the second coach (next to the Florida Gators’ Urban Meyer) to win two BCS titles, and the first to accomplish the feat at two separate schools (LSU Tigers). Alabama’s victory propelled the Southeastern Conference to its fourth-straight BCS National Championship, its sixth overall and fifth in seven seasons. The Crimson Tide also became the third different SEC team to win it during the last four seasons.

The SEC is 6-0 in BCS title games (Florida 2-1, LSU 2-0, Alabama 1-0, Tennessee 1-1) and has won as many (6) as every other conference combined. Four SEC teams finish the 2009 season ranked in both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches’ Top 25 polls (Alabama 1/1, Florida 3/3, LSU 17/17, Ole Miss 20/21).

6 Comments

  1. brlgator says:

    Any one else hear the S E C chant at the end of the game?

  2. Daniel M. says:

    Stud that he is, Ingram sure looks like a midget in that photo.

  3. Brittany says:

    It was a hard game to watch -I felt like we should have been there- but I was rooting for Bama and I am glad they kept it in the SEC.

    Gotta feel sorry for McCoy thought, hope it’s nothing too serious.

  4. Mr2Bits says:

    Like I said in the other thread, Texas padding McCoys stats throughout the year to try and win the Heisman and not getting their backup for than 130 passing yards in a real game was clearly evident and cost them that game. If Tebow went down, I and Gator nation would feel comfortable (not thrilled but comfortable) with Brantley coming in to take over.

    How in the hell does Texas only have a true freshman QB that has a 130 yards passing with not TD’s for the entire year? Even more so questionable with the cupcake schedule Texas had. The big 12 philosophy of keeping your starter in for 3.5-4 quarters despite being up 30 points caused that freshman QB to be humiliated for 3 quarters.

    It was like watching baby seals getting clubbed to death last night.

    Bama was handed this Championship with an asterisk from Texas fans but that’s the game. It will be debated and tarnished no doubt. I as a Gator fan would not have wanted to win that way and think many Bammers will feel the same way.

  5. Atlanta says:

    We had Sec hatters before…next year it will be all the vogue to hate the SEC. I will also watch what stories will be written to try to hurt the sec and explain away it’s dominance.

  6. uf_84 says:

    Now Bama will have all of the weight and expectations to carry on their backs next year. LSU couldn’t handle it in 07 (Even though they still won the title with two losses.), and we couldn’t handle it this year.

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