Alabama romped to its second consecutive BCS championship Monday night, their third in four seasons, beating No. 1 Notre Dame 42-14 in a BCS championship game that was hyped up to be a classic.
The 2013 BCS National Championship Game between the second-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide and top-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish drew an attendance of 80,120 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. Typically, the stadium has a 76,100 capacity for regular football games, but capacity expands by a little for the national championship.
Alabama (13-1) became the third team to win three national titles in four seasons since polls started being used to crown champions in 1936, and the first since Nebraska from 1994-97.
Tide coach Nick Saban now has won four national championships. Only Alabama's Paul "Bear" Bryant, with six, has more.
The Fighting Irish (12-1) didn't score until they were down 35-0 late in the third quarter.
AJ McCarron threw for 264 yards and four touchdowns, and along the way he broke the school record for career touchdown passes. He has 49 TD passes, two more than John Parker Wilson had.
Eddie Lacy scored one touchdown rushing and one receiving and finished with 140 yards rushing on 20 carries.
Amari Cooper caught six passes for 105 yards and two touchdowns.
Lacy was named the game's Offensive MVP. Tide inside linebacker C.J. Mosley was named the game's Defensive MVP.
Alabama (13-1) scored on its first three possessions and added one late in the second quarter to take a 28-0 halftime lead.
Like what you’ve read? Subscribe to receive (spam free) email notification of top news articles.
Got something to say? Say it on Examiner by following this link to sign up.