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Tide easily wins BCS title over LSU

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LSU’s No. 18 Brandon Taylor trips up Alabama’s No. 17 Brad Smelley during the Bowl Championship Series title game on Monday night.

NEW ORLEANS — Early on, in Monday night’s Bowl Championship Series title game, chants of “Roll Tide, Roll Tide, Roll Tide” disseminated from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The Alabama faithful might have been outnumbered by their counterparts from LSU, but they weren’t about to be out yelled in this second and most important showdown of the season between the two Southeastern Conference rivals. Or, more significantly, be outplayed.

And for 60 minutes, in front of a sellout crowd of 78,237 fans, they certainly weren’t.

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