Tide Rolls: Alabama clobbers Irish for 2nd straight BCS crown

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Updated: January 7, 2013

AJ McCarron threw for 264 yards and four touchdowns as No. 2 Alabama earned a dominant 42-14 victory over top-ranked Notre Dame to capture its second straight BCS National Championship.

With the win, McCarron became the first-ever quarterback to win back-to-back
National Championships. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban recorded his fourth
title overall and third in the last four seasons.

McCarron completed an efficient 20-of-28 passes, while Eddie Lacy added 140
yards and a touchdown on 20 carries for Alabama (13-1), which captured its
11th national title.

T.J. Yeldon followed with 108 yards and a score on 21 carries, and Amari
Cooper finished with 105 yards and a pair of touchdowns on six receptions in
the victory.

Everett Golson completed 21-of-36 passes for 270 yards with a touchdown and
an interception as the Fighting Irish (12-1) were denied their first
undefeated season since 1988.

Notre Dame entered the game averaging 202.5 rushing yards a game, but Theo
Riddick, Golson and Cierre Wood combined to pick up just 32 yards on the
ground against Alabama’s stout defense.

DaVaris Daniels paced all receivers with 115 yards on six catches in defeat.