92-3-the-fan b

Alabama Beats Notre Dame 42-14 To Win BCS Championship

By The Associated Press
View Comments
Notre Dame's defense falls by the wayside as Alabama's Eddie Lacy runs into the endzone with a second-quarter touchdown in the BCS National Championship game at Sun Life Stadium on Monday, January 7, 2013, in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/MCT via Getty Images)

Notre Dame’s defense falls by the wayside as Alabama’s Eddie Lacy runs into the endzone with a second-quarter touchdown in the BCS National Championship game at Sun Life Stadium on Monday, January 7, 2013, in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/MCT via Getty Images)

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Alabama rolled to its second consecutive BCS championship, and third in four seasons, beating No. 1 Notre Dame 42-14 in a BCS championship game that was no classic after all.

AJ McCarron threw four touchdown passes and Eddie Lacy ran for 140 yards and scored twice for the second-ranked Crimson Tide, which scored on its first three drives and cruised from there.

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.

___

Follow Ralph D. Russo at http://www.Twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 812 other followers