Tide Rolls Irish

Posted on January 28, 2013 by

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On 7 January, in Miami, FL, #1 ranked Notre Dame played #2 ranked Alabama in the BCS National Championship Football game.

Going into the game, Notre Dame had a 12-0 record, escaping multiple close games in the final seconds.

Alabama had a 12-1 record going into the BCS Championship, losing only to Texas A&M and their Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel.

Las Vegas projected Alabama to be the 9.5 point favorite over Notre Dame, but many experts thought the game would be a close, low-scoring defensive battle.

The Alabama Crimson Tide rolled over Notre Dame and lived up to their famous chant “Roll Tide.”

Alabama started with a 35-0 lead, not letting the Notre Dame Fighting Irish score until late in the 3rd quarter.  The #2 ranked Alabama team beat Notre Dame 42-12 and won back-to-back BCS National Championship Games.

This is their third championship in 4 years, and they are the only team to do this since Nebraska did it from the 1994-1997 seasons.

For Alabama head coach Nick Saban, this is his fourth National Championship victory. This makes Saban second all-time behind Paul “Bear” Bryant’s six victories as Alabama’s head coach.

During the game, A.J. McCarron, Alabama’s junior quarterback threw for four touchdowns and 264 yards. This is McCarron’s second national title win for the once red-shirted quarterback.

The Crimson Tide’s running back Eddie Lacy ran for 140 yards and scored twice against a Notre Dame defensive unit that is highly ranked.

Alabama had 529 total offensive yards; he Irish defense started the game only allowing 286 per game.

The Notre Dame defense missed many tackles, including their Heisman Trophy runner-up Manti Te’o missing many tackles of his own.

“To me, it was a great game to watch. I was glad to see Alabama dominate the game. I hate everything about Notre Dame, and seeing them get killed made my night!” senior Micah Storms said.

A BCS Championship game that had many college football fans excited for a close, hard-fought game turned into a flat-out embarrassing blowout win for an Alabama team that has dominated the last couple years.

Notre Dame had an impressive season trying to be the first team since BYU in 1984 to go from unranked to national champion, but the reigning national champion Alabama was too much for the Irish dominating on both sides of the ball.

The three championship wins in four years have everyone throwing around the word “Dynasty.”  Anything can happen next year, but experts are already projecting Alabama to Three-peat, with most of their team returning to Tuscaloosa.

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