Upset Alert Recap From The BCS & NFL Weekend

A.J. McCarron 20 of 28, for 264 yards and 4 touchdowns in BCS title gameNotre Dame was a 10-point underdog against Alabama, in the BCS championship game, but was crushed by Alabama 42-14. The Crimson Tide led 21-0, after 16 minutes, extending their lead to 35-0, before Notre Dame finally got on the board. Bama quarterback A.J. McCarron had a career outing, completing 20 of 28, for 264 yards and four touchdowns. Alabama outgained “Notre Lame” 529-302. The Irish were top-ranked and unbeaten, but the Tide left no doubt which team was really number one.

It is a scary thought that many insiders feel that Alabama will be even better next year. This was the seventh consecutive season that an SEC team won the BCS championship and the fourth straight by a team from the state of Alabama.

Cincinnati was a 4.5-point underdog at Houston, but the Texans won 19-13, in a really boring game. Arian Foster ran for 140 yards, as Houston ousted the Bengals for the second straight year. The Texans outgained the Bengals 420-198, in advancing to a date with New England next weekend.

Indianapolis was a 6.5-point underdog at Baltimore. The Ravens advanced to the divisional round, at Denver, with a 24-9 win over the former Baltimore Colts.  The Colts had 419 total yards and a time of possession of 37:32, but could not score a touchdown. Anquan Boldin had 145 receiving yards for the Ravens.

All four NFL favorites won and covered the points spread. The only away team to get a victory was Seattle, which won a road playoff game for the first time since 1983.