Alabama beats Notre Dame to win National Championship in college football

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Alabama won their 2nd straight national championship in college football after beating Notre Dame, 42-14.  It was the second-most lopsided BCS championship game.

Alabama (13-1) became the third team to win three national titles in four seasons since polls started being used to crown champions in 1936, and the first since Nebraska from 1994-97.

Tide coach Nick Saban now has won four national championships. Only Alabama’s Paul “Bear” Bryant, with six, has more.

The Fighting Irish (12-1) didn’t score until they were down 35-0 late in the third quarter.