Alabama's defense brings down LSU quaterback Jordan Jefferson in the BCS National Championship Monday night in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The Crimson Tide defense held the Tigers to just 92 yards of total offense and five first downs in the 21-0 shutout.
— Photos by Layne Murdoch
Alabama running back Trent Richardson had 96 yards rushing, including a 34-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, to help the Crimson Tide win their second BCS title in three seasons.
Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron was named the Offensive MVP of the BCS National Championship game after competing 23 of 34 passes for 234 yards and zero turnovers. In the process, McCarron also became the first freshman or sophomore quarterback to start and win the BCS national title game.
LSU defensive tackle Michael Brockers and his linemates were stymied for the most part Monday night in the BCS National Championship Game. The Alabama offense amassed 384 yards of total offense and committed zero turnovers in the Crimson Tide's 21-0 win over the Tigers.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban watches his Crimson Tide battle LSU in the BCS National Championship Game. With Alabama's 21-0 victory over LSU, Saban claimed his second BCS title with the Crimson Tide in three seasons, and his third (LSU, 2003) overall.
Alabama fans cheer their beloved Crimson Tide against LSU in the BCS National Championship Game in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Monday night. More than 78,000 were in attendance to watch the No. 2-ranked Crimson Tide shutout the No.1 and previously undefeated Tigers 21-0.
Alabama running back Eddie Lacy looks for running room against the LSU defense. Lacy combined with fellow running back Trent Richardson and quarterback AJ McCarron to gain 150 yards on the ground against the Tigers' defense.
Alabama wide receiver Kevin Norwood hauls in a pass against the LSU defense. Norwood led all receivers with 78 yards and had four catches in the Crimson Tide's 21-0 win in the BCS National Championship Game Monday night.
LSU quaterback Jordan Jefferson tackles Alabama lineback C.J. Mosley after Mosley picks him off in the third quarter of the BCS National Championship Game Monday night. Mosley and the Crimson Tide defense harrassed Jefferson and the Tigers' offense all night and held them scoreless in the 21-0 shutout.
Alabama running back Trent Richardson put the finishing touches on the Crimson Tide's victory over LSU with a 34-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
Alabama kicker Jeremy Shelley connected on five of seven field goal attempts to stake the Crimson Tide to a 15-0 lead over LSU after three quarters. A fourth-quarter touchdown (followed by a missed PAT) would serve as the final points in Alabama's 21-0 victory over LSU in the BCS National Championship Game Monday night.
Alabama running back Trent Richardson holds up the crystal football following the second-ranked Crimson Tide's 21-0 victory over No. 1 and previously undefeated LSU in the BCS National Championship Game on Monday night.
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