This is a read submitted post from James Stephens. In my personal opinion unless Alabama or Florida State lose, they are on a collision course. Enjoy!
Over the last four seasons, it’s been Alabama against the rest of the NCAA and the Crimson Tide haven’t disappointed. Can anybody take down the Nick Saban Empire? And if so? Who?
“The biggest thing is the players have to embrace the next challenge of what they need to do to play well,” Saban said after his teams dismantled the LSU Tigers last week with a 38-17 victory. “You cannot take things for granted. There can’t be any kind of relief syndrome that, ‘We got by that game.’
Bama, ranked number one in the BCS standings, has the best defense in College Football allowing a nation’s low 10.6 points per game; and only Texas A&M (42), Tennessee (10) and LSU (17) scored double digits on them this season.
The Crimson Tide D is so good that their offence gets the second billing despite being the 13th best scoring in the FBS this season. QB AJ McCarron doesn’t usually get the respect he deserves, posting 19 TDs and 3 INTs this year while riding a five game streak without throwing a single interception.
The McCarron-Saban era will probably end without the ‘fans and media dream matchup’ against Oregon happening. McCarron will be jumping to the NFL after this year and the Ducks BCS championship bid is dwindling after losing to Stanford this past week.
With that said, Florida State took advantage of the misfortune of others and have capitalized. The Seminoles harbor the second most powerful offense in the NCAAF with 52.0 points scored on average per game and fourth on defense allowing barely 12.0 points per game.
Florida State team has talent at every position, but the most surprising asset is freshman QB Jameis Winston, who has thrown 2661 yards, 26 TDs and 7 interceptions so far in the season. According to USA Today the Heisman is Winston’s trophy to win, at least until the recent sexual assault story involving Winston. We will see how that plays out.
The only other team that could compete for the BCS Championship might be the Buckeyes of Ohio State who are third in the BCS standings and are riding a 21 game winning streak under Urban Meyer dating the 2012 season, but are still an “under the radar” team in the BCS.
“I’m very disappointed,” Meyer said, according to the Columbus Dispatch about one of his WR saying that the Buckeyes would “wipe the field” with either Alabama or “whoever”.
“I can’t stand that. I think I know Evan well enough, and I talked to him briefly. He was kind of smiling when he said it, [but] no, I can’t stand it”, Meyer added.
Unless Bama unexpectedly losses, the top billing in the BCS Championship game is theirs. Florida State and Ohio State will gut it out for a chance to dance with the Crimson Tide.