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