Alabama Crimson Tide: National Champsm But What If?
You just can’t say for sure.
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College Football has always been about ‘what ifs’. It’s part of the magic. Seemingly every season, every game, even nearly every play has one of those ‘what if’ moments. The big ones are the ones that keep us talking… and keep us watching. This year’s BCS National Championship game has given us another that will be kept alive by Texas Longhorns fans for years to come.
There was little doubt that for the Texas Longhorns to have any chance at all in the B=National Championship game, quarterback Colt McCoy would have to play the game of his young life. But alas, there was McCoy going down in the first quarter.
Alabama shot itself in the foot with a pair of special teams miscues in the first quarter, but with their star player on the sideline, the Longhorns could only muster a pair of field goals. But what if? What if Colt McCoy hadn’t been injured? What if Texas had ripped off a quick 14-0 lead? Would the top ranked Alabama Crimson Tide have lost a bit of that swagger? Would they have bounced back?
It’s a legitimate question, especially when you look at how the game played out. The 37-21 final score wasn’t nearly as lopsided as it seemed. When the Longhorns pulled to within 3 in the fourth quarter, you had to wonder. When you realize that the Alabama defense really won the crystal trophy, you have to wonder….
In the meantime, congratulations are in order… to the Texas Longhorns, on a stellar season, to the Alabama Crimson Tide on the 2010 BCS National Championship, to Mark Ingram for a Heisman trophy and National Championship.al Cham