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      Alabama claims back-to-back BCS titles with 42-14 rout of Notre Dame

      Everett Golson, Brian Kelly and Manti Te'o talk about the loss to Alabama Monday night.(abc3340.com)

      No. 2 Alabama ends the season No. 1 for the second consecutive season after a 42-14 rout of Notre Dame in the 2013 BCS National Championship in Miami on Monday night.

      Alabama junior AJ McCarron threw four touchdowns, setting a new school record for career touchdown passes with 49, and running back Eddie Lacy was named Offensive MVP after rushing for 140 yards on 20 attempts and a touchdown in the win.

      The Crimson Tide offense steam rolled the Fighting Irish defense for 529 yards of total offense on their way to winning their third national championship in the last four years. Alabama (13-1) becomes the first team to win back-to-back BCS championships since its inception in 1998.

      Head coach Nick Saban is just the fourth coach in college football history to win four or more national titles in a career, and is now just two behind Paul "Bear" Bryant, who won six.

      Freshma wide receiver Amari Cooper caught two touchdowns in the game, setting a new school record for touchdown receptions in a season with 11.

      Linebacker C.J. Mosley earned Defensive MVP honors with a eight tackle performance that included five solo stops.

      Notre Dame (12-1) didn't score until they were down 35-0 late in the third quarter.

      Alabama is tentatively scheduled to arrive back at the Tuscaloosa Regional Airport at 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

      Click here for final game stats.

      Click here for post-game news, notes and quotes from Nick Saban.

      Click here for post-game quotes from Notre Dame.

      Team Stat Comparison {}NDALA 1st Downs1628Total Yards302529Passing270264Rushing32265Penalties3-354-403rd Down Conversions2-88-134th Down Conversions0-11-1Turnovers10Possession21:4738:13Passing Leaders {} Notre DameC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT Golson21/362707.511 {} AlabamaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT McCarron20/282649.440Rushing Leaders {} Notre DameCARYDSAVGTDLG Riddick10373.7020Wood420.507 {} AlabamaCARYDSAVGTDLG Lacy201407.0120Yeldon211085.1110Receiving Leaders {} Notre DameRECYDSAVGTDLG Daniels611519.2031Jones79012.9031 {} AlabamaRECYDSAVGTDLG Cooper610517.5234Norwood36622.0029Scoring Summary FIRST QUARTERNDALA TD12:03Eddie Lacy 20 Yd Run (Jeremy Shelley Kick) 07TD06:14Michael Williams 3 Yd Pass From AJ McCarron (Jeremy Shelley Kick) 014 SECOND QUARTERNDALA TD14:56T.J. Yeldon 1 Yd Run (Jeremy Shelley Kick) 021TD00:31Eddie Lacy 11 Yd Pass From AJ McCarron (Jeremy Shelley Kick) 028 THIRD QUARTERNDALA TD07:34Amari Cooper 34 Yd Pass From AJ McCarron (Jeremy Shelley Kick) 035TD04:08Everett Golson 2 Yd Run (Kyle Brindza Kick) 735 FOURTH QUARTERNDALA TD11:27Amari Cooper 19 Yd Pass From AJ McCarron (Jeremy Shelley Kick) 742TD07:51Theo Riddick 6 Yd Pass From Everett Golson (Kyle Brindza Kick) 1442
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