Eddie Lacy ran for 140 yards and a touchdown, caught a TD pass and was named the game’s MVP as Alabama defeated Notre Dame 42-14 Monday night in the BCS championship game in Miami.
The victory sewed up the Crimson Tide’s second straight collegiate football championship, and their third in four years.
Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron completed 20-of-28 passes for 264 yards and four scores. Amari Cooper caught two touchdown throws for Alabama (13-1), Michael Williams pulled in a TD throw, and T.J. Yeldon scored on a touchdown run. Cooper finished with 105 yards.
Notre Dame (12-1) trailed 35-0 before quarterback Everett Golson scored on a two-yard keeper with 5:00 left in the third quarter. Golson later threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Theo Reddick.
Golson completed 21-of-36 passes for 270 yards with one interception. Notre Dame’s DaVaria Daniels caught six passes for 115 yards.
The Fighting Irish finished fourth in the Associated Press’s final college football rankings, behind Alabama, Oregon and Ohio State.