Alabama defeated Notre Dame 42-14 to win their third BCS National Title in our seasons. As many predicted an expected the Crimson Tide won in convincing fashion over the team from South Bend, IN that has a mass national following.
Alabama finished with 264 yards rushing and 265 yards passing to tally a total of 529 yards of total offense. The Alabama defense held Notre Dame to a grand total of 32 yards rushing finishing with 302 yards of total offense, much coming in the second half when the game was well in hand.
Alabama’s win marks their second straight BCS Title and seventh straight for the SEC since Florida pop the seal in 2006.
The state of Alabama has won the BCS title for the fourth consecutive season with Auburn, led by Cam Newton, winning the one year Alabama did not.
Kenyan Drake, a Hillgrove (Powder Springs,GA) native who we covered in high school finished with 8 yards rushing on 3 carries in the championship game as a true freshmen. Drake was one of 19 players on the Alabama roster that played their high school football in the state of Georgia. Dillon Lee (Buford), Austin Sheppard (North Gwinnett), Kurt Freitag (Buford), Geno Smith (Atlanta, GA) are other notable names from the state of Georgia on the Alabama roster.
Florida had 8 players on the roster including wideout Amari Cooper (Miami, FL-Northwestern) who caught 6 passes for 105 yards and 2 TD in the national title win over Notre Dame. Sophomore DB Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Orlando, FL) was another notable player from Florida on the Alabama roster for this season.
South Carolina was represented by two players Chris Bonds (Columbia, SC) and John Fulton (Manning, SC)
Alabama head coach Nick Saban personally won his fourth national championship as a coach and sits behind former Alabama coaching legend Bear Bryant by only two, Bryant won six overall. Saban has three national titles at Alabama and one at LSU (2003).