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Alabama wins "Pontiac Game Changing Performance"



Nov. 14, 2008

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - College football fans voted Alabama as the Pontiac Game Changing Performance for the eleventh week of the 2008 NCAA® Football Season.

As a result of their win, Alabama has earned a $5,000 contribution from Pontiac to their general scholarship fund. Additionally, as one of the 14 weekly "Pontiac Game Changing Performance" winners, Alabama has the opportunity to compete for the Pontiac Game Changing Performance of the Year. The play selected in fan voting as the best of the year will earn a $100,000 general scholarship contribution from Pontiac.

In their first game as #1 since 1980, Alabama defeated #16 LSU 27-21. Senior defensive back Rashad Johnson intercepted an LSU pass in overtime, paving the way for Alabama's win and earning the Crimson Tide a Pontiac Game Changing Performance win.

Voting began on Sunday morning and concluded at midnight on Wednesday. ESPN announced Alabama's Pontiac Game Changing Performance win on Thursday night during the Pontiac Performance Halftime Report.

The Pontiac Game Changing Performance recognizes the most dramatic moments that occur in NCAA games across the country, moments that change the outcome of the game or define a season. The program provides fans the opportunity to vote on the performance they believe is the biggest game changer. The competition began August 31 and will continue for the entire 2008 NCAA® football season.

For full program details, visit