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Alabama Football Year End Awards: Play of the Year

We asked you to select the 2012 Alabama Crimson Tide play of the year, and you have spoken.

By a two-to-one margin, you told us that the best play of 2012 was during the closing moments of the LSU game, when AJ McCarron hit TJ Yeldon on a screen pass, beating an LSU blitz. Yeldon streaked to the end zone, giving the Crimson Tide the lead and, one defensive stop later, the game.

The win against LSU kept Alabama’s hopes of a berth in the BCS Championship alive. The emotionally draining win came at a price, however, as the Tide dropped their next game to Texas A&M, led by eventual Heisman-winner Johnny Manziel.

Alabama seemed out of the hunt for back-to-back titles, until losses on the same Saturday by both Oregon and Kansas State catapulted Alabama right back into the chase.

As Alabama gears up for their showdown with Notre Dame, we can reflect on perhaps the key play of the entire season, and its role in getting the Crimson Tide into position for a repeat championship.

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