Miami, FL (Sports Network) - AJ McCarron threw for 264 yards and four touchdowns as No. 2 Alabama earned a dominant 42-14 victory over top-ranked Notre Dame to capture its second straight BCS National Championship.
With the win, McCarron became the first-ever quarterback to win back-to-back National Championships. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban recorded his fourth title overall and third in the last four seasons.
McCarron completed an efficient 20-of-28 passes, while Eddie Lacy added 140 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries for Alabama (13-1), which captured its 11th national title.
T.J. Yeldon followed with 108 yards and a score on 21 carries, and Amari Cooper finished with 105 yards and a pair of touchdowns on six receptions in the victory.
Everett Golson completed 21-of-36 passes for 270 yards with a touchdown and an interception as the Fighting Irish (12-1) were denied their first undefeated season since 1988.
Notre Dame entered the game averaging 202.5 rushing yards a game, but Theo Riddick, Golson and Cierre Wood combined to pick up just 32 yards on the ground against Alabama's stout defense.
DaVaris Daniels paced all receivers with 115 yards on six catches in defeat.