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Alabama wins 2nd straight BCS championship, 42-14, over Notre Dame

12:51 AM, Jan 8, 2013   |    comments
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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.

Associated Press

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