The big -- BIG -- game has finally arrived, the BCS Championship Game 2012. No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama will meet Monday night in New Orleans to battle for the coveted crown, the national championship.

The game will be broadcast on ESPN and live streaming is available (see below.)

The SEC powerhouse teams that happen to play in the same conference division -- the SEC West -- will square off in a rematch of their regular season game that LSU won 9-6 in overtime. The Tigers ended up undefeated, effectively obliterating opponents outside of the close game with the Crimson Tide, while Alabama lost only to the Tigers.

Alabama has the nation's No. 1 defense, but LSU has an advantage in the kicking game -- if not what some may argue is a slight home-field advantage. Either way, most pundits agree this one will be a classic SEC showdown that delivers a national championship to the winner.

The game will be broadcast on ESPN with complete game time information below, including where to find it on the radio and more. Also, live streaming of the game is available here on ESPN3. Many U.S. residents can get it for free. Others will have to pay, however. Either way, the game is available for live streaming.

What/Where: Allstate BCS National Championship Game. Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA

When: Monday Jan. 9 2012. 8:30 p.m. EST


Listen: ESPN Radio,