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Alabama wins BCS championship

By Lateef Mungin, CNN
updated 12:03 AM EST, Tue January 10, 2012
Alabama's Trent Richardson gets tackled during Monday night's BCS National Championship Game against LSU.
Alabama's Trent Richardson gets tackled during Monday night's BCS National Championship Game against LSU.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Crimson Tide shuts out the Tigers 21-0
  • The two battled in November, with LSU coming out on top

(CNN) -- No. 2 Alabama clobbered No. 1 Louisiana State University Monday night, winning college football's Bowl Championship Series 21-0.

The rematch of the century took place in New Orleans, and this time, there was more at stake than just bragging rights.

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The showdown for the BCS title came two months after the two giants battled in a tense Southeastern Conference matchup.

Both teams went into that November 5 game undefeated. College football pundits dubbed it the game of the century.

Alabama, playing at home in Tuscaloosa, lost 9-6.

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For the Crimson Tide, Monday was a chance at redemption -- and to settle the debate, once and for all, who is the best team in college football.

"These kind of competitive games, especially this game, playing somebody in your league that you already played, I think makes this a more special challenge," Alabama coach Nick Saban told reporters before the game. "The opportunity that our players have to play LSU again is something that is unique."

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