The Crimson Tide are favored by four points in college football odds with a total of 45 in this game that can be seen on Fox television.
BCS Bowl odds should be very popular with two unbeaten teams meeting at the Rose Bowl on Thursday. Alabama has Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram while Texas has star quarterback Colt McCoy. Texas is trying to win their second BCS championship in five years. The Rose Bowl is the same spot where they beat USC in 2005 BCS Bowl odds. Texas will be trying to upset an unbeaten Alabama team in BCS Bowl odds. The Longhorns will be trying to stop Mark Ingram who rushed for 1,542 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. Alabama was 12th in the country in rushing but they face a Texas defense that was #1 against the run. "This is not about who had the best season. This isn't even about the history. This isn't even about who has the best team. It's about whose going to play the best for 3 1/2 hours," Texas head coach Mack Brown said. "That's what I learned in 2005. The rest of it's going to be chatter. It's going to be who plays the best for 3 1/2 hours."
Texas is led in BCS Bowl odds by McCoy who threw for 3,512 yards and 27 touchdowns this season. The Longhorns were 14th in the nation with 279.7 yards a game. College football odds indicate that Jordan Shipley led the team with 106 catches for 1,363 yards and 11 TDs. The Texas offense will face an Alabama defense led by Butkus Award winner Rolando McClain. Alabama had the top scoring defense in the country allowing just 11 points per college football odds game. McClain had 101 tackles, four sacks and two interceptions.
The key in BCS Bowl odds could be the performance of Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy. He threw for 2,450 yards with 17 touchdowns and four interceptions this college football odds year. Since Texas is tough to run against, the Tide will need McElroy to find Julius Jones for big plays. He will need to avoid mistakes though as Texas led the country with 24 interceptions.
BCS Bowl odds indicate that Texas and Alabama have met eight times in history with Texas winning seven of the eight with one tie. It should be noted though that the teams have not met since 1982.