LSU finished the football season No. 5 after dominating Miami 40-3 in the Peach Bowl. The two games they lost to Tennessee and Georgia were testimonies of the toughness of all SEC games. Had they scheduled more out of conference games, the result could be different.
I was sitting with several USC students watching the Rose Bowl a moment ago. It bothered when people kept mentioning how USC was about to be the third team that won three consecutive national championships, because they never had the previous 'two'. They may have one and a half at most. Two years ago, they claimed 0.5 championship by getting the AP vote. However, 1) they didn't get the crystal football trophy; 2) AP had agreed to vote align with BCS result on championship, which technically voided AP's vote.
As to tonight's game, Texans were belivers and they had God's bless.