Rematch: LSU to play Bama for national championship

Rematch: LSU to play Bama for national championship

Rematch: LSU to play Bama for national championship

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Posted on December 4, 2011 at 8:29 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 17 at 9:18 PM

Alabama will get a second bite at the apple when they face the LSU Tigers in the BCS title game in January in New Orleans.

The unbeaten LSU Tigers beat Alabama 9-6 in Tuscaloosa earlier this season. It was Alabama's only loss.

The Tide, who didn't make it into the SEC Championship game edged out Oklahoma State for the second spot opposite of LSU.

"We look forward to playing Alabama," said head coach Les Miles."The upside is that you understand your opponent, you've studied them before."

Alabama coach Nick Saban said that he thinks his team deserves the second shot.

"LSU's the number one team and we're the number two team," he said. "I think there's a lot of people out there who think these are the best two teams in the country and want to see them play again."

LSU's resume is impeccable. The Tigers have beaten the teams that ended up ranked 2nd, 5th and 6th in the final BCS standings, and outside of Alabama, no one has come close to beating them.

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