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Alabama wins BCS title, as told by Twitter

By Tim Cary | CBSSports.com

Alabama rolled to a 42-14 win over Notre Dame in Monday's BCS title game, and honestly the game wasn't even as close as the final score made it seem. Here's a look back at how Nick Saban and company won their third national championship in four seasons Monday night, as it unfolded on Twitter.

The home of the Dolphins and Hurricanes was actually full, which has been a rarity lately.

Nice gesture by the Orange Bowl, to put a capacity crowd of over 80,000 to good use.

It didn't take long to figure out the Irish might be outclassed, as Alabama scored touchdowns on its first three drives.

Tackling was an issue as the Crimson Tide offense moved up and down the field at will.

One of the main culprits for Notre Dame's defense was surprisingly the Heisman runner-up.

The Irish lost a chance to swing momentum early when a questionable kick catch interference penalty, whistled by the Pac-12 officiating crew, negated an apparent muffed punt and Alabama turnover.

However, the star of the first-half television broadcast was not a player, coach, OR official.

(Make that over 100,000 now.) Anyway, speaking of television...

At least one viewer was ready to give up on the Irish and request that a different team take its talents to South Beach.

Halftime mercifully arrived with the Crimson Tide leading by four touchdowns.

Brian Kelly thinks this would have been his team's best chance for a comeback.

The second half didn't get much better for the Irish, and the jokes just got more cruel.

At least the shutout was avoided (that's better than LSU did a season ago!).

With another crystal trophy, Nick Saban continues to make his mark on college football.

Saban's also made his mark on his players, as evidenced by his quarterback and center screaming at each other despite a 28-point lead late in the fourth quarter.

In case there was any doubt about the cause of the verbal altercation, Barrett Jones cleared it up.

How can we put Alabama's recent dynasty in perspective? Try this.

And how else did you expect the night to end?

For more coverage on Alabama's big win, check out the BCS Title Game Homepage

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