The Tigers and Tide will play for SEC and national supremacy on Saturday night.
There always seems to be controversy surrounding the BCS Championship Game, even though it tends to work out perfectly in most seasons. On the eve of another college football “Game of the Century”, media and fans are already talking about a possible rematch of Alabama and LSU.
Eight teams remain undefeated, and raging BCS debates look imminent.
The same concern from fans and media arises each college football season around late October, and that is the potential for an unbeaten team to be left out of the BCS Championship Game. In most seasons, everything works out fine and all of the debate and consternation is for nothing. There have been exceptions, however, like Auburn in 2004. And past non-BCS teams with perfect records such as Boise State, TCU and Utah have argued that they deserve a shot at the title.
South Carolina’s Alshon Jeffery is a stud, but Watkins is quickly becoming a star
The South Carolina Gamecocks have struggled on offense this year but still stand at 6-1. Preseason All-America wide receiver Alshon Jeffery will have to lead the way down the stretch with star running back Marcus Lattimore lost for the season with a knee injury. Jeffery has 30 catches for 451 yards and five touchdowns in seven games on the year. That’s not bad, but it is nowhere near the pace of last season’s 88 receptions for 1,517 yards and nine scores. Meanwhile at Clemson, five-star freshman Sammy Watkins is lighting up opponents.