Alabama made it tough, but champion Tide know no other way

PASADENA, Calif. — Alabama should have won Thursday night’s BCS National Championship Game handily. After Texas lost star quarterback Colt McCoy for the game on its fifth offensive play, after Heisman winner Mark Ingram ran his way to 90 yards by halftime, and after 296-pound defensive lineman Marcell Dareus broke out his best NBA spin move on a back-breaking interception return, the Crimson Tide should have waltzed to their 13th national championship.
But that wouldn’t have been very ‘Bama-esque.
“For some reason we like to keep it close at the end,” said Tide linebacker Cory Reamer.