Many bowl games so far have been exciting, but the big one between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama in the BCS Championship 2012 from New Orleans is almost here -- and live streaming is available at game time if needed (see below on where to get).

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, must 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 on Monday night, Jan. 9, 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, but entering information regarding their Internet service provider if they haven't done so before. 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,