We now know whom Notre Dame will be crushing in the BCS National Championship Game (I can hope).  Alabama beat Georgia to punch its ticket to Miami.

Alabama beat Georgia 32-28 in the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta on Saturday night.  Georgia was driving for the go-ahead score, but ran out of time after completing a pass on Alabama’s 5-yard line.  Georgia lost the game in absolutely heart-breaking fashion.

Alabama had two running backs rush for over 150 yards.  Eddie Lacy gained 181 yards on 20 carries.  Lacy also scored two touchdowns.  T.J. Yeldon rushed for 153 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries.  Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron managed the game by completing 13-of-21 passes for 162 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

McCarron completed a 45-yard touchdown pass to Amari Cooper with 3:15 to play to give Alabama a 32-28 lead.  Georgia began its final drive with 1:08 left to play at their own 15-yard line.  Aaron Murray marched the Bulldogs right down the field.  Murray completed a pass to Arthur Lynch for 26 yards that put the ball at the 8-yard line.

Instead of spiking the ball following the 1st down, Georgia elected to run a play with (:10) seconds to play.  Murray's pass was partially deflected at the line of scrimmage.  Wide receiver Chris Conley caught the ball inbounds and was tacked at the 5-yard line.  The clock ran out on the Georgia as Alabama earned a second-straight berth in the BCS National Championship Game.

The attached video shows Alabama defensive lineman Quinton Dial obliterating Georgia quarterback Andy Murray following an interception.  I disagree with CBS analyst Gary Danielson.  It wasn't unnecessary roughness on Dial's part.  It was unnecessary pansiness on Danielson's part.  It's called football, Gary.  Players are allowed to hit each other.

The BCS National Championship Game between Alabama and Notre Dame with be on January 7th at 8:30pm ET.  All of the BCS bowl games can be heard on 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio.  Go Irish!!  (That final statement comes solely from myself and not 104.5 The Team).

Brian Noe is the Brand Manager at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY.  Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” weekdays from 1-3 pm ET on WTMM.