Not Giving An Inch: You can expect to see lots of close contact in Monday's BCS national title game. Here, Eric Reid of the LSU Tigers defends against Michael Williams of the Alabama Crimson Tide. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images The Two-Way LSU And Alabama's Defenses Seen Deciding BCS Title January 9, 2012 The consensus seems to be that tonight's BCS championship game between No. 2 Alabama and No. 1 LSU will be a defensive struggle, similar to the touchdown-free game they played on Nov. 5. But while they field elite defenses, LSU and Alabama's squads have very different strengths.