Chick-fil-A Bowl Miami 17 vs Alabama 28 It took three times a charm to get this one in. This game was a tale of two halves. It looked like it was going to be an easy win for Alabama. Bama moved the ball with ease in the first half converting 3rd down after 3rd down and avoided the massive pressure Miami applies. The Tide took a 21-0 lead into half time. Then the 2nd part of the tale. The Canes received the kick off and did not waste any time and put 7 on the board in 50 seconds. The pressure that Alabama was able to contain in the first half had its effect in the second. There was little time to make passes and the runs that were successful in the first half were gone. Miami continued to have success cutting the lead to 21-14 going into the 4th. In the 4th with 3 min left Miami drove down to the Alabama 27 before stalling and having to take a FG. That made the score 21-17, 17 in a row for the Canes. Bama needed to get something going on this last drive and went to the ground trying to take some time off the clock. Alabama was able to grind in out making some nail bitting 3 and short conversions with the run. The Canes exhausted their time outs and Alabama finally put it in the endzone with under a minute left in the game. Final 28*17. Julio Jones and Mark Ingram put an end to their college careers in this one. Jones went out with some nice catches but no TD's and Ingram avoided injury and really showed up tonight fighting for tough yards, catching passes , and no fumbles. THe MVP of the Chick-fil-A Bowl.