Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 11/27/11

For those of you hoping to avoid an All-SEC Everything BCS title game, I’ve got some bad news: It appears as though the inevitable has become a reality. After LSU basically punched their ticket with an emphatic beat down of Arkansas on Friday afternoon, Alabama made a statement of their own Saturday, with one of the most dominant wins anyone in college football has had all season in the Iron Bowl.

The final scoreboard at Jordan-Hare Stadium read Alabama 42, Auburn 14, but to anyone who watched that game, they know that the final score was only a formality. Truthfully, the action on the field was nowhere as close.

Simply put, the Crimson Tide were just about better than Auburn in every phase of the football game Saturday afternoon. Alabama totaled 397 yards of total offense, including a Heisman stock-boosting 203 yards on the ground from Trent Richardson. A.J. McCarron played quite possibly his most complete game as the Crimson Tide’s quarterback, completing 18 of 23 passes for three touchdowns. And the defense…well, to quote Verne Lundquist, “Myyyyy Goodness,” what can you even say about the defense? They held Auburn to just 180 yards of total offense, with many of those yards coming after the game was long in doubt. And had it not been for an Auburn fumble recovery for a touchdown, and a kickoff return by Onterrio McCalebb, the Crimson Tide would’ve pitched a shutout all together Saturday.

Now the question becomes whether it was enough for BCS voters.

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