Eddie Lacy capped off a dominant Alabama first half with a receiving touchdown — but not just any receiving touchdown. The Crimson Tide running back broke off a spin move straight from the EA Sports NCAA franchise for his second score of the BCS championship.
Lacy goes into the locker room with 96 yards rushing on 12 carries and a pair of receptions. Barring a comeback that currently seems impossible, Lacy has probably sewn up Most Valuable Player honors. Quarterback A.J. McCarron continues to have arguably his best game of the season, though. His connection with Lacy was his second touchdown. He closes the half with 156 yards.
Should his second half continue at the same pace, McCarron will cap two seasons with the BCS championship as his standout performance. He will also become the first quarterback to win consecutive crystal balls since the BCS began in 1998. And were that not enough, his three national championship rings (he was a redshirt during the Tide’s 2009 title season) would surpass his total losses as starting quarterback (h/t @Aaron_Torres for that tidbit).
Heisman Trophy finalist and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o has struggled mightily. He’s whiffed on multiple tackle attempts, including a critical third down attempt on T.J. Yeldon at might have prevented the Tide’s fourth touchdown.
With the gap growing, Brent Musburger dedicated plenty of air time to McCarron’s girlfriend and Miss Alabama Katherine Webb. Webb’s Twitter account was the only thing as prolific as Lacy during Monday’s first half. She exploded to nearly 59,000 followers by halftime.
— Katherine Webb (@_KatherineWebb) January 7, 2013