It took until the fourth quarter of the 2012 BCS National Championship Game, but a touchdown has been scored in the epic clashes between Alabama and LSU that have been the two most pivotal games of the 2011 college football season. It should be no surprise that it was scored by Trent Richardson, the finest offensive player on either team.
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Richardson, the 2011 Doak Walker Award winner, bounced an inside carry to the sideline, burst around left end with but a few minutes left in what looks to be a runaway Alabama victory, and raced 34 yards to paydirt. The run was the longest play of the night by either team, and staked Alabama to a 21-0 advantage.
And then, on the extra point, Jeremy Shelley hit the right upright, leaving the score at that number. If the score remains 21-0 to the end of the game, Alabama players will almost certainly tell their grandchildren that the Crimson Tide scored three touchdowns en route to this national title.