Alabama wins SEC crown, secures spot in BCS title game

ATLANTA — AJ McCarron threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Amari Cooper with 3:15 remaining, and No. 2 Alabama advanced to a national championship showdown with Notre Dame by holding off No. 3 Georgia 32-28 in a thrilling Southeastern Conference title game Saturday.

The Crimson Tide (12-1) trailed 21-10 after Alec Ogletree returned a blocked field goal for a touchdown in the third quarter.

But after Alabama surged ahead, it was Georgia (11-2) nearly pulling it out.

The Bulldogs were at the Alabama 4 after Chris Conley hauled in a short pass but the clock ran out before the Bulldogs could get off another play.

No. 7 Kansas State 42,No. 23 Texas 24

At Manhattan, Kan., Collin Klein threw a touchdown pass and ran for two scores and Kansas won its third conference title in 117 years and earned a trip to the Fiesta Bowl.

No. 12 Oklahoma 24, TCU 17

At Fort Worth, Texas, Landry Jones threw for 244 yards and two touchdowns, Damien Williams ran untouched 66 yards for a score and Oklahoma earned at least a share of the Big 12 title.

TCU's fourth-down pass to the goal-line in the final minute was well-defended and fell incomplete.

No. 13 Florida State 21,Georgia Tech 15

At Charlotte, N.C., James Wilder Jr. ran two touchdowns as Florida State captured its first Atlantic Coast Conference championship since 2005 and earn a trip to the Orange Bowl.

Wisconsin 70,No. 14 Nebraska 31

At Indianapolis, Montee Ball ran for 201 yards and three touchdowns, and Wisconsin rushed for the 539 yards to win the Big Ten title game.

Baylor 41,No. 24 Oklahoma State 34

At Waco, Texas, Lache Seastrunk rushed for 178 yards, including a 76-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, and Nick Florence passed for 296 yards for Baylor.


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