Eddie Lacy and CJ Mosley Win 2013 BCS Championship MVP Honors

Richard Langford@@noontide34Correspondent IJanuary 8, 2013

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 07:  Eddie Lacy #42 of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs with the ball against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship game at Sun Life Stadium on January 7, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Eddie Lacy rambled his way through helpless Notre Dame defenders and into the history books, as he was named the offensive MVP of the BCS National Championship game while leading Alabama to an easy 42-14 win. C.J. Mosley picked up the defensive honors. 

ESPN tweeted out the news of Lacy's win—he actually got his honor before the game was over. 

Eddie Lacy already named the #BCS title game MVP. Here's a look at what the #Tide RBs have done tonight: twitter.com/ESPNCFB/status…

— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) January 8, 2013

Typically, when graphics are shown comparing running backs, they are on opposing teams, but that only points to how lopsided this game was. Alabama's offensive line manhandled Notre Dame's defensive front all night, and Lacy clearly benefited. 

This is not to discredit Lacy. He was phenomenal, and he made a joke of Notre Dame's attempts to tackle him. Check it out: 

Lacy and the Tide offense were so effective that it made the stellar contributions of C.J. Mosley easy to miss. Mosley was fantastic, just as he has been all season. He led the Tide in tackles this season, and he was all over the field in this game. 

He set the tone right away with his physical play, and he was a huge part of the reason Notre Dame wound up with just 32 rushing yards. 

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This was a huge statement for Mosley, as it was his counterpart Manti T'eo who had stolen all the middle-linebacker headlines this year. While T'eo earned all the accolades this year, it is Mosley who has stolen the spotlight on the sport's biggest stage.