Alabama's AJ McCarron wasn't sharp for most of the second half, but the quarterback came up big for the Crimson Tide when it mattered most.
Debating the merits of Oregon-USC vs. Alabama-LSU is the subject of this week's On The Mark mailbag.
AJ McCarron blamed himself for Alabama's 9-6 overtime loss to LSU last season. He was a different QB when the Tide beat LSU for the BCS title, and he's continued to grow in confidence as No. 1 Alabama faces No. 5 LSU on Saturday.
Look beyond the top eight teams in the nation and you'll find seven other unbeaten teams.
If we learned one thing from last season's roller-coaster ride, it's that one loss does not eliminate teams from the BCS title game. On The Mark looks at four teams that could rebound.