HALFTIME: Alabama 28, Notre Dame 0
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.(WHNT)-Alabama overwhelmed top-ranked Notre Dame in the first half of the BCS National Championship game Monday night, with the Crimson Tide taking an impressive 28-0 lead into the locker room at halftime.
Eddie Lacy ran for one touchdown and caught another, part of a dominating offensive performance against Notre Dame’s vaunted defense. Lacy had 12 carries for 96 yards at the break, while freshman phenom T.J. Yeldon had 10 carries for 48 yards and one touchdown.
Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron was 12 of 18 for 156 yards and two touchdowns. The Crimson Tide marched down the field on their opening possession, capping off an 81 yard drive with a 20 yard run by Lacy. McCarron threw a 3 yard touchdown pass to Michael Williams on Alabama’s next drive to make it 14-0. Yeldon and Lacy both found the endzone in the second quarter to make it 28-0.
Alabama outgained Notre Dame in total yards 309-124, while also nearly doubling the Fighting Irish in time of possession. No team in the BCS Championship era has ever overcome a 28 point deficit.