No 1 Alabama Wins the BCS championship game to become National Champions
No. 1 Alabama won its first college football national championship since 1992, beating No. 2 Texas 37-21 in the Citi BCS National Championship Game at the Rose Bowl on Thursday night.
Alabama is on top of college football again, thanks to its big-play defense and punishing ground game.
The No. 1 Crimson Tide held off a rally by second-ranked Texas and beat the Longhorns 37-21 on Thursday night in the BCS title game with help from a late fumble recovery by Courtney Upshaw at the Texas 3-yard line.
On Texas first play, McCoy easily moved Texas to the 11, where the Longhorns’ nightmare would begin. McCoy tried to run on first down, but he was hammered by Alabama defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, whose hit knocked McCoy shoulder-first into the back of Texas center Chris Hall. McCoy went to the sideline, where trainers examined him briefly before taking him to the locker room. McCoy was knocked out of the game.
Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram then scored a clinching touchdown from 1 yard out with just more than two minutes left in the game. Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram ran for 115 yards and two touchdowns in the win.
Alabama’s Marcell Dareus knocked out Texas quarterback Colt McCoy on the Longhorns’ first possession and later scored on a 28-yard interception return just before halftime.
The victory makes Tide coach Nick Saban the first coach to win BCS titles at two schools—Alabama and LSU.