The junior rushed 20 times for a game-high 140 yards, helping the Crimson Tide dominate the line of scrimmage. Lacy had 72 yards before the first quarter ended against a defense that came in allowing a stingy 92 yards a game on the ground.
The junior led a defense that limited Notre Dame to 32 rushing yards. He made eight tackles, including five solo stops and one of a loss.
National championships for Tide quarterback AJ McCarron, who became the first QB in the BCS era (1998-present) to win two titles.
Teams that have won three national titles in a four-year span. They are Alabama (2009, 2011, 2012), Nebraska (1994, '95, '97) and Notre Dame (1946, '47,' 49).
Alabama's total offense in the first half.
Alabama's time of possession in the first half, nearly double Notre Dame's 10:14. The Crimson Tide finished with 38:13 to the Irish's 21:47.
Average yardage of Alabama's six touchdowns drives.
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|Baltimore - WP: F. Garcia||6||FINAL|
|Toronto - LP: R. Dickey||5|
|Cleveland - LP: V. Pestano||4||FINAL|
|Boston - WP: J. Tazawa||7|
|LA Angels - WP: B. Buckner||7||FINAL|
|Kansas City - LP: J. Guthrie||0|
|Colorado - LP: R. Betancourt||5||FINAL|
|San Francisco - WP: S. Romo||6|
|Minnesota - WP: P. Walters||3||FINAL|
|Detroit - LP: D. Fister||2|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: T. Wood||2||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - WP: H. Bailey||5|
|Pittsburgh - WP: J. Locke||5||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - LP: M. Fiers||2|
|NY Yankees - WP: I. Nova||4||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - LP: J. Lueke||3|
|Atlanta - WP: A. Varvaro||7||FINAL|
|NY Mets - LP: B. Lyon||5|
|Philadelphia - WP: C. Durbin||5||FINAL|
|Washington - LP: D. Storen||3|
|St. Louis - LP: S. Maness||3||FINAL|
|Los Angeles - WP: P. Rodriguez||5|
|Miami - LP: R. Webb||1||FINAL|
|Chicago WSox - WP: J. Peavy||2|
|Oakland - WP: A. Griffin||11||FINAL|
|Houston - LP: L. Harrell||5|
|Atlanta - WP: M. Minor||6||FINAL|
|NY Mets - LP: D. Gee||0|
|San Diego - WP: A. Cashner||10||FINAL|
|Arizona - LP: W. Miley||4|
|Texas||5||Bottom 9th Inning|
|Real Salt Lake||1|