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Could USC hang with Bama? Yes

The Trojans would have given the champs a better match than bumbling LSU did

Updated: January 11, 2012, 11:49 AM ET
By Steve Bisheff | We Are SC
LOS ANGELES -- The more I sat there trying not to doze off during the field-goal fest that passed for the BCS title game on Monday night, the more the question kept reverberating in my head.

How would the fast-closing 2011 Trojans have fared against Alabama on Monday night?

[+] EnlargeJordan Jefferson
AP Photo/Gerald HerbertAlabama's defense had LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson all out of sorts in Monday's BCS Championship Game.
First, let's get one thing straight: I take nothing away from that fearsome Crimson Tide defense. It proved it is clearly one of the finest defensive units of the modern era, with enough size, speed and mobility to start for more than a few NFL teams I've seen this season.

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