The 2013 BCS National Championship was dominated by a Alabama team that simply made the number one team in the country, undefeated Notre Dame, look silly. Alabama won the game 42-14, and the game was not even that close.
The over/under for this game, the combined score for both teams, was 41 points. Alabama surpassed that by themselves.
The win by Alabama gave them the 15th National Championship in school history, with head coach Nick Saban earning his third at the school and fourth overall. It also made quarterback A.J. McCarron the first quarterback to win back-to-back titles in the BCS era.
Obviously, in Miami Dolphins circles, this win by Saban is painful. Saban coached the Dolphins from 2005-2006, when he suddenly bolted to Alabama, despite repeated statements that he would not be the next coach at Alabama. Three days after the Dolphins' final game of 2006, Saban was announced as the head coach at Alabama.
McCarron went 20-for-28 for 264 yards and 4 touchdowns on the night. The Crimson Tide also saw running backs Eddie Lacy and T.J. Yeldon both go over 100 yards rushing. Lacy was the offensive MVP for the game, running 20 times for 140 yards and a touchdown..
Notre Dame's quarterback Everett Golson went 21-for-36 for 270 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception.
The Fighting Irish were able to tally over 300 yards of offense on Alabama's defense, but they gave up 528 yards to the Crimson Tide.
And, now we can get back to our regularly scheduled Miami Dolphins coverage....