Alabama Heads to the National Championship

The Alabama Crimson Tide returned from the SEC Championship victorious this weekend, though no Alabama fan can deny that Georgia played a phenomenal game—totaling 281 yards passing and 113 yards rushing is nothing shy of mediocre. However, the Tide proved to be more impressive—totaling 512 yards, 162 passing yards and 350 rushing yards.

With 3:15 remaining in the game, AJ McCarron threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to freshman wide receiver, Amari Cooper to put Alabama up 32-28 against the Georgia Bulldogs.

The standout performance came from the MVP of the game, #42 junior running back Eddie Lacy, rushing 181 yards on 20 carries and two touchdowns.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban said in regard to the Georgia Bulldogs, "I'm going to tell you, I think it's a crying shame Georgia doesn't get to go to a BCS bowl game. They should get to go to a BCS bowl game. They played a tremendous game out there today. That was a great football game by both teams, and they could have won at the end just as soon as us. It came right down to the last play."

In regard to the BCS, Saban said, "I watch these teams that are 7-5 that are talking about they might go to a BCS game because they won their championship. Something's not right here. I don't know what people think of the SEC. ... I don't think it's fair to the Georgia players, coaches and their institution if they don't go to a BCS game."

The win over Georgia clinched Alabama's spot in the BCS National Title game versus the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Right now, the predictions are 50/50. With Notre Dame’s front seven defense, could the Irish stop Alabama's run game?

All will be watching on January 7, 2013 on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET from Miami, Florida.

Sources:

http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/recap?gameId=323360061

http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2012-12-01/college-football-scores-week-14-2012-live-scoreboard-results-game-stats-analysis

Photo Source:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/sec/2012/12/01/sec-championship-alabama-crimson-tide-georgia-bulldogs/1739667/