Alabama wins BCS championship

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

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.

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.

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"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."