On Monday night at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, the Crimson Tide defeated the Louisiana State Tigers 21-0.
Running back Trent Richardson led the Crimson Tide rushing attack with 96 yards on 20 carries. Richardson, also recorded the game’s only touchdown, one of 34 yards in the fourth quarter.
Alabama, ranked number two heading into the game, but was a game-time favourite, recorded the first shutout in BCS Championship Game history. The Crimson Tide previously lost 9-6 to the Louisiana State University Tigers on November 5. Prior to Monday’s game, the Tigers had gone undefeated throughout the entire season and that was the Crimson Tide’s only loss.
Crimson Tide kicker Jeremy Shelley kicked five field goals, but also missed a fourth quarter field goal and a chip shot convert on Richardson’s touchdown.
This is Crimson Tide Head Coach Nick Saban’s third national title. He previously won with Louisiana State in 2003 and Alabama in 2009.
This the Crimson Tide’s 18th National Championship in team history.