alabama vs. notre dame

Alabama rolls to 2nd consecutive BCS championship, beats Notre Dame

AP: Alabama rolled to its second consecutive BCS championship, and third in four seasons, beating No. 1 Notre Dame 42-14 in Monday night’s championship game.

Photo: Alabama’s Eddie Lacy celebrates one of his two touchdowns against Notre Dame in the BCS championship game Monday. (David J. Phillip / AP)

First weekend of college football

Here are the best games to look forward to from the opening weekend of college football (all times ET)

9/3 Thursday:

  • North Carolina vs South Carolina (Charlotte) 6pm, ESPN
  • Michigan at Utah 8:30pm, FOX Sports 1
  • TCU at Minnesota 9pm, ESPN

9/4 Friday:

  • Michigan State at Western Michigan 7pm, ESPN
  • Washington at Boise State 10:15pm, ESPN

9/5 Saturday:

  • Stanford at Northwestern 12pm, ESPN
  • BYU at Nebraska 3:30pm, ABC
  • Louisville vs Auburn (Atlanta) 3:30pm, CBS
  • Virginia at UCLA 3:30pm, FOX
  • Arizona State vs Texas A&M (Houston) 7pm, ESPN
  • Texas at Notre Dame 7:30pm, NBC
  • Wisconsin vs Alabama (Arlington) 8pm, ABC
  • Mississippi State at Southern Miss 10pm, FOX Sports 1

9/6 Sunday:

  • Purdue at Marshall 3pm, FOX Sports 1 (Only game played that day)

9/7 Monday:

  • Ohio State at Virginia Tech 8pm, ESPN