BCS National Championship Game: Texas vs. Alabama Previous Gallery Next Gallery 1 / 17 MCT Texas quarterback Colt McCoy (12) is injured as he absorbs a hit from the Alabama defense during first-half action in the BCS National Championship game in Pasadena, California on Thursday,. 2 / 17 AP McCoy is tackled by Alabama defenders during the first quarter. 3 / 17 MCT McCoy is escorted to the locker room after the injury. 4 / 17 AP Alabama running back Trent Richardson (3) evades Texas defenders to score a 49-yard touchdown during the second quarter. 5 / 17 AP Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy (right) leaps into tight end Baron Huber's arms to celebrate a Tide TD. 6 / 17 AP Garrett Gilbert throws a pass after replacing McCoy. 7 / 17 AP Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy is pressured by Texas defensive tackle Lamarr Houston (33). 8 / 17 AP Alabama's Dre Kirkpatrick, right, watches as Texas safety Blake Gideon (21) intercepts a pass on a fake punt. 9 / 17 AP Texas linebacker Sergio Kindle (2) pressures Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy. 10 / 17 AP Alabama defensive lineman Milton Talbert, right, reacts as the Crimson Tide takes the field. 11 / 17 AP Texas safety Earl Thomas (left) chases down Alabama running back Mark Ingram. 12 / 17 AP labama running back Mark Ingram (22) is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a touchdown. 13 / 17 AP Texas quarterback Garrett Gilbert (3) is sacked by Texas defensive back Mark Fisher (28) and Sam Walker. 14 / 17 AP lAabama quarterback Greg McElroy (12) celebrates a touchdown during the second quarter. 15 / 17 AP The Texas flag is unfurled over the field in the Rose Bowl. 16 / 17 AP Alabama cheerleaders wave banners before the game. 17 / 17 AP Former major league pitcher Roger Clemens poses with his wife, Debra before the game. Clemens played at Texas. Sign up for e-newsletters Want more news? Sign up for free e-newsletters to get more of AJC delivered to your inbox.