BCS books Alabama vs. Texas title game

No. 1 Alabama will play No. 2 Texas in the BCS national

championship game, a second straight Southeastern Conference vs.

Big 12 matchup to decide the title.

Texas (13-0) struggled to beat Nebraska in the Big 12

championship game Saturday night. That 13-12 victory left just a

little doubt about whether the unbeaten Longhorns would indeed earn

a trip to Pasadena, Calif., for the Jan. 7 title game.

But Texas moved into second-place in the Bowl Championship

Series standings as expected and will play Alabama for the first

time since the 1982 Cotton Bowl.