At halftime of the 2012 BCS National Championship Game, the Alabama Crimson Tide holds a 9-0 lead over the No.1 LSU Tigers. Jim McElwain, Colorado St. Rams head coach and Alabama offensive coordinator, has seen his offense dominate the Tigers' No. 2 defense to the tune of 225 total offensive yards. In the Nov. 5 contest, the Tide had 295 totals yards of offense.
However, the team has failed to punch through the goal line, having settled for three field goals (as well as a fake field goal and a blocked field goal). Quarterback A.J. McCarron directed the offense from his own 24-yard line with less than two minutes left in the half. he went 6-for-6 on the drive to set up up the 42-yard field goal Jeremy Shelley kicked.
McElwain is now just two quarters away from heading to Colorado State as a BCS champion.
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