Alabama wins 2013 BCS National Championship Game

By Kevin Kelley -
Alabama Crimson Tide
Alabama celebrates their 2nd consecutive BCS National Championship. Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

The Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 42-14 Monday night in the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship Game.

Alabama (13-1, 7-1 SEC) is the first team to win back-to-back BCS championships and has claimed the BCS title three times in the past four years.

A.J. McCarron completed 20-of-28 passes for 264 yards and four touchdowns and Eddie Lacy, the MVP of the championship game, rushed 20 times for 140 yards and a touchdown.

The Crimson Tide marched 82 yards for a touchdown on the opening drive of the game and never looked back. It was 28-0 Bama at the half and 35-0 before Notre Dame (12-1) got on the scoreboard.

Alabama now has nine AP national championships, one more than Notre Dame. The Irish were looking to win their first championship in 24 years.

Nick Saban now has four national championships to his credit, which puts him only two behind legendary Alabama head coach Paul “Bear” Bryant.

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Roll Tide !!! Much was said throughout the year about Alabama’s defense being not as good as the 2011 team and be that as it may (stats) they still rolled Notre Dame 42-14 and exposed exactly how ‘vaunted’ they weren’t.
Under Nick Saban and his _truly vaunted coaches, Alabama has consistently been a winner or top contender in the SEC and the nation and I’m sure they’ll perform outstandingly in 2013 and may (odds are) contend for the National Championship again in 2013.
They also exposed Te’o as a mediocre linebacker after _ALL the hype about him being fantastic and almost one of a kind. His non-performance at the NFL combine is more proof that he is not an A-list prospect and I pity the NFL team which chooses him expecting quality performance. Maybe they’ll be smart enough to add a financial recovery clause to his contract so they don’t lose money on a bad investment.