Both Alabama and Notre Dame are ranked in the top 30 in running the football. The ground game of both teams will be key in winning this year’s national championship and settling what should be a battle for the ages.
A combination of Eddie Lacy and T.J. Yeldon of the Crimson Tide will be used often in hopes of bringing Nick Saban his second straight national championship. But the Irish have a solid running game themselves with Theo Riddick and Cierre Wood leading the way. Sure, the names aren't as popular with most college football fans, but these guys can get the job done.
Both teams have different style runners and use their guys completely different.
How does Notre Dame stack up against arguably the best one-two punch at running back?
Let's take a look.