'Bama wins national title

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 5:03 PM
Last updated Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 12:11 AM
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PASADENA, Calif. – Alabama is on top of college football again, thanks to its big-play defense and punishing ground game.

The No. 1 Crimson Tide held off a rally by second-ranked Texas and beat the Longhorns 37-21 on Thursday night in the BCS title game with help from a late fumble recovery by Courtney Upshaw at the Texas 3-yard line.

Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram then scored a clinching touchdown from 1 yard out with just more than two minutes left in the game.

Alabama's Marcell Dareus knocked out Texas quarterback Colt McCoy on the Longhorns' first possession and later scored on a 28-yard interception return just before halftime.

The victory makes Tide coach Nick Saban the first coach to win BCS titles at two schools – Alabama and LSU.

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Jake 01/07/10 - 11:40 pm
You want to see a close game

You want to see a close game for the National Championship and you get this. If you are a 'Bama fan then all is well. If you are a football fan this is another letdown for all the marbles. McCoy obviously can't take a hit and Gilbert Grape couldn't start for Sue Reynolds. Well at least the Tide has the Texas monkey off of it's back. What a dumb a_ _ play to end the half.

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