- Brian Fremeau, ESPN Insider
The Citi BCS National Championship Game presents several intriguing strength-against-strength unit matchups, notably the critical showdown between Texas' offense and Alabama's defense. (Read Mel Kiper's take on Colt McCoy's battle by clicking here.)
McCoy had the Longhorns motoring at more than 430 yards per game in the regular season; Rolando McClain and the Crimson Tide defense surrendered fewer than 250 yards per game.
Something's gotta give, obviously.
Brian Fremeau of Football Outsiders broke down all the angles of the 2010 BCS title game -- Texas vs. Alabama -- and determined that it comes down to two things above all else: red zone play (battle of the best) and special teams.