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LSU Vs. Alabama Score: Crimson Tide Lead, 3-0, Over Tigers After 1 Quarter

Colorado State head coach Jim McElwain is now just three quarters away from leaving the Alabama Crimson Tide as part of a National Championship team. At the end of the first quarter of the 2012 BCS National Title Game, the Crimson Tide hold a 3-0 lead over the No. 1 LSU Tigers.

McElwain's offense hasn't had a breakout moment yet, but it does own the total yards advantage, 102-28. Quarterback A.J. McCarron has thrown for 88 yards while running back Trent Richardson has just 11 yards on four carries.

The LSU offense has been stymied by the No. 1 defense in the nation with just 18 yards in the air and 10 on the ground.

For more on the BCS National Championship Game, visit Alabama blog Roll Bama Roll and LSU blog And The Valley Shook. For more on Jim McElwain and the Colorado State Rams, stick with SB Nation Denver and head over to the Mountain West Connection.