BCS title game: Pregame fans, fun
LSU huddles up before the game. The unbeaten Tigers are trying to win a rematch from a regular-season game won by LSU, 9-6, in overtime.
An LSU cheerleader is tossed into the air before the BCS championship game. LSU is trying to win its third BCS title since 2004.
Crimson and cheer
Alabama baton twirlers cheer in the stands. Regardless of which team wins, an SEC team will win the BCS title for the sixth year in a row.
His head's in the game
An LSU fan shows off his hair color.
Will the rich get richer?
Alabama fans show off a make-shift "fourteen" tatoo. The Tide claim 13 national titles.
Flair for football
LSU fans show their colorful ways of support.
Haley Duke of the LSU dance team gets ready before the BCS championship game.
LSU students Corey Broussard, left, and Michael Weber shout for beads in New Orleans' French Quarter before the BCS championship game.
Lords of the ring
Joey Giovingo, left, and Stephen Killett wear championship ring hats outside the Superdome. Alabama won the 2010 BCS title game.
The man with the tiger tatoo
Chad Blanchard shows off the LSU tiger painted on his head.
Fans gather outside the Superdome before the game.