Fans cheer during walk-throughs prior to the 2012 BCS National Championship Game between second-ranked Alabama and top-ranked Notre Dame at Sun Life Stadium on Monday in Miami Gardens, Fla.
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Alabama RB Eddie Lacy breaks a Matthias Farley tackle to open the game's scoring with a TD in the first quarter.
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Alabama tight end Michael Williams celebrates a first-quarter touchdown catch thrown by QB AJ McCarron for a 14-0 lead.
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Alabama RB T.J. Yeldon rushes for a 1-yard TD to cap an 80-yard scoring drive in the second quarter for a 21-0 lead.
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Notre Dame's Davonte' Neal and Alabama's Landon Collins fight for a loose ball after Neal muffed a punt in the second quarter. The Irish maintained possession after Neal forced the ball out of bounds and away from the oncoming Crimson Tide players.
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Notre Dame LB Manti Te'o makes a play on a tipped ball in the second quarter. The play resulted in an incomplete pass.
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Alabama running back Eddie Lacy (right) celebrates with teammate Christion Jones (left) after scoring his second touchdown of the game with just 31 seconds remaining in the first half. The Crimson Tide held a 28-0 lead entering halftime.
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Alabama DB Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix spoils a Notre Dame drive with a diving interception on a pass intended for DaVaris Daniels in the third quarter. The ball was tipped in the air and Clinton-Dix kept one foot inbounds while securing possession.
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WR Amari Cooper walks into the end zone after catching a pass near the sideline in the third quarter to give Bama a 35-0 lead.
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Notre Dame QB Everett Golson puts the Irish on the board with a 2-yard TD run late in the third quarter to make the score 35-7.
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Alabama head coach Nick Saban hoists the BCS Coaches Trophy for a consecutive season after the Crimson Tide's 42-14 win against Notre Dame on Monday. Saban has led his Bama squad to three of the past four crowns (Auburn won in 2010).
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Alabama players celebrate their repeat championship in front of a record-breaking crowd of 80,120 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Crimson Tide players held up newspapers that read "BAMA AGAIN!".
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