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BCS National Championship: AJ McCarron, Courtney Upshaw Named MVPs

A.J. McCarron and Courtney Upshaw were named the offensive and defensive Most Valuable Players of the 2012 BCS National Championship Game, which featured the No. 2 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide blanking the No. 1 ranked LSU Tigers, 21-0, on Monday night in New Orleans, Louisiana.

McCarron had 234 passing yards on 23-of-34 passing for Alabama, which totaled 384 yards in the blowout win. While McCarron did not throw a touchdown in the victory, he did not turn the ball over like his counterpart, Jordan Jefferson, who totaled a mere 53 passing yards on 11-of-17 passing for LSU. Upshaw had one sack and had seven tackles (six solo).

There was only one touchdown scored in the game on a 34-yard touchdown run by Trent Richardson. Jeremy Shelley kicked five field goals -- one in the first quarter, two in the second and two in the third -- to lead the Crimson Tide.

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