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2011 Bowl Predictions: Could Stanford Play Alabama in the National Championship Game?

As the NCAA football season counts down it's last few weeks of game action, the focus has shifted a bit to where all these top teams will be playing this bowl season that just so happens to coincide with the holidays. SB Nation's Bill Connelly took some time to come up with this 2011 bowl projections piece, Slating the Stanford Cardinal against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the National Championship Game on January 9, 2012. 

To have this meeting go down, both teams would have to win out the rest of the way, meaning that Stanford would have to beat No. 8 Oregon Ducks in Palo Alto on November 12, and Alabama taking out LSU this upcoming weekend at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Stanford would continue on to take the Pac-12 title, while Alabama would be SEC Champions, setting up a hard hitting game of smash mouth football. 

Here's Connelly's take on how the National Championship Game would go down:

And for what it is worth, Alabama is currently so far ahead of everybody else that they are given a 93-percent chance of beating Stanford. Ouch. Go ahead and begin mentally preparing yourself for that 28-13 bearhug.    

Hopefully it'll be a bit better of a game than that. 

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