Alabama vs. Notre Dame: X-Factors That Will Decide National Championship

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Alabama vs. Notre Dame: X-Factors That Will Decide National Championship
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When Alabama and Notre Dame play for the BCS National Championship, the defenses will get the most attention. While both defenses deserve credit for their remarkable seasons, it will be the offensive players who will decide the outcome of the game. 

There are certain defenders who can be the biggest X-factor; a lot of the defensive matchups favor both teams. This means that whoever has the better offense will likely win the game.

While these are the most likely candidates to be the X-factor in the title game, there are a number of players on both sides who could swing the game in one way or the other. 

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