BCS Championship 2013: Breaking Down Alabama vs. Notre Dame

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistJanuary 2, 2013

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 01:  Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide poses with the trophy follow their 32-28 win over the Georgia Bulldogs to win the SEC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome on December 1, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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When the No. 1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish square off against the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2012 BCS National Championship Game, the entire college football world will be focused on the Monday night action.

From hardcore to causal fans of the sport, there will be so much pride and prestige on the line in this game that no one will want to miss a second of this wild action.

Add in the fact that the biggest prize in all of college football is being contested between two of the most storied programs in the history of the sport and this game is bound to be the most memorable of the 2013 bowl season.


Where: Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Fl

When: Monday, Jan. 7 at 8:30 p.m. ET

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BCS National Championship Breakdown

With less than a week until the BCS National Championship, the excitement over what could be the biggest college football matchup of the last decade has fans of the sport from coast to coast ready for what could be one of the most memorable matchups in history.

If you love old-school football predicated on strong rushing attacks and stout defensive play, the battle between the Fighting Irish and the Crimson Tide is right up your alley.

If you want an offensive showcase, tune into the Fiesta Bowl with Oregon and Kansas State.

Notre Dame and Alabama are defensive powerhouses—ranked first and second nationally respectively—and this matchup is bound to be a defensive struggle.

With so much time in between games for each of these teams, the lack of momentum from either offensive unit (Alabama ranked 14th and Notre Dame ranked 76th in the nation) will result in plenty of turnovers and even more three-and-outs.

When the game does finally come to a conclusion, this low-scoring matchup will be won by the team that has more big game experience; the Crimson Tide.

Prediction: Alabama 17, Notre Dame 13


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