Photos: BCS Title Game, Second half

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  • Advocate staff photo by Bryan TuckAlabama linebacker Courtney Upshaw (41) sacks LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson in the second half of the BCS National Championship Game on Monday the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Upshaw was named the Defensive MVP as Alabama shut out LSU, 21-0.

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  • University of Alabama wide receiver Kenny Bell (7) runs past LSU safety Brandon Taylor (18) and LSU safety Eric Reid (1) in the second half of the BCS Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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  • University of Alabama wide receiver Darius Hanks (15) catches a pass as LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu (7) tries to knock it loose in the second half of the BCS Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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  • LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (33) tries to break through the grasp of University of Alabama defensive back Robert Lester (37) in the second half of the BCS Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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  • LSU head coach Les Miles yells instructions to his team in the second half of the BCS Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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  • University of Alabama tight end Brad Smelley (17) gets tripped up by LSU safety Eric Reid (1) in the second half of the BCS Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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  • LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson (9) tries to take down University of Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley (32) in the second half of the BCS Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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  • LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (33) is taken down by LSU defensive back Tharold Simon (24) and University of Alabama linebacker Jerrell Harris (5) in the second half of the BCS Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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  • LSU safety Eric Reid (1), LSU linebacker Karnell Hatcher (37) and LSU defensive end Barkevious Mingo (49) take down University of Alabama running back Eddie Lacy (42) in the second half of the BCS Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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  • LSU defensive end Lavar Edwards (89) tries to hold on to University of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron (10) in the second half of the BCS Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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  • LSU head coach Les Miles coaches from the sidelines while LSU linebacker Luke Muncie (52) and LSU linebacker Tahj Jones (58) watch in the second half of the BCS Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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  • University of Alabama defensive back Robert Lester (37) tries to break up a pass intended for LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (33) in the second half of the BCS Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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  • University of Alabama offensive lineman Anthony Steen (61) blocks for University of Alabama tight end Brad Smelley (17) as LSU safety Eric Reid (1) falls to the ground in the second half of the BCS Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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  • LSU special teams coach Thomas McGaughey coaches from the sidelines in the second half of the BCS Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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  • University of Alabama running back Eddie Lacy (42) runs the ball with LSU linebacker Kevin Minter (46) and LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery (99) close behind in the second half of the BCS Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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  • LSU defensive tackle Bennie Logan (93) tackles University of Alabama running back Trent Richardson (3) in the second half of the BCS Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGAlabama fans cheer in the closing minutes of the second half of the BCS Championship game Monday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The Tide beat the Tigers, 21-0.

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  • University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban applauds his team in the second half of the BCS Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLINGLSU running back Alfred Blue (4) and LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson (9) leave the field after losing to Alabama 21-0 at the BCS Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGAlabama coach Nick Saban holds the BCS National Championship Game crystal ball as defensive lineman Josh Chapman and wide receiver Marquis Maze (4) celebrate Monday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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  • LSU safety Craig Loston (6) and LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery (99) leave the field after losing to Alabama 21-0 in the BCS Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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  • Alabama fan Andy Scarborough, right, consoles LSU fan Donnie Williams in the closing minutes of the game of the BCS Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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  • LSU offensive tackle Greg Shaw (75) untapped his wrist while leaving the field after losing to Alabama 21-0 in the BCS Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. With Shaw are LSU safety Rockey Duplessis (40), left, and LSU quarterback Stephen Rivers (16).

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  • LSU offensive tackle Greg Shaw (75) untapped his wrist while leaving the field after losing to Alabama 21-0 in the BCS Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. With Shaw are LSU safety Rockey Duplessis (40), left, and LSU quarterback Stephen Rivers (16).

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  • The umpire helps LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson (9) up off the field after a sack in the second half of the BCS Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. LSU running back Spencer Ware (11) and LSU offensive guard Josh Williford (74) stand near by.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLINGLSU linebacker Kevin Minter (46) and linebacker Karnell Hatcher (37) react to their 21-0 loss to Alabama on Monday night.

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  • LSU fan Chasity Pelt of Baton Rouge covers her face after the Tiger were defeated 21-0 by Alabama in the BCS Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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  • LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (33) and University of Alabama defensive back Robert Lester (37) go up for a pass in the second half of the BCS Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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  • LSU fans mourn their 21-0 loss to Alabama at the BCS Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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  • LSU long snapper Alex Russian (85) comforts LSU defensive tackle Dennis Johnson (97) after their 21-0 loss at the BCS Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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  • Alabama defenders celebrate sacking LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson (9), who gets up onto his feet as teammates LSU offensive guard Josh Williford (74) and LSU center P.J. Lonergan (64) walk off the field in the second half of the BCS Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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  • LSU head coach Les Miles leaves the field after a 21-0 loss to Alabama at he BCS Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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  • LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson (9) is sacked in the second half of the BCS Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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  • University of Alabama place kicker Jeremy Shelley (90) celebrates with the BCS trophy after the Crimson Tide defeated LSU 21-0 in the BCS Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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  • The LSU Golden Girls mourn the Tigers' 21-0 loss to Alabama at the BCS Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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  • University of Alabama running back Trent Richardson (3) runs the ball in for a touchdown in the second half of the BCS Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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  • University of Alabama running back Trent Richardson (3) and University of Alabama wide receiver DeAndrew White (2) celebrate Richardson's touchdown in the second half of the BCS Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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  • LSU head coach Les Miles coaches from the sidelines while LSU linebacker Luke Muncie (52) and LSU linebacker Tahj Jones (58) watch in the second half of the BCS Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

  • LSU running back Alfred Blue (4) and quarterback Jordan Jefferson (9) leave the field after losing to Alabama 21-0 at the BCS Championship game Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.