The 2013 BCS Championship is finally on the horizon and arguably the two most prolific programs in college football history will be facing each other in Alabama and Notre Dame.
While the Crimson Tide will be looking to win their third title in just four years, and the Irish have fought back from mediocrity and are trying to bring home their first championship since 1988.
The analysis, statistics and numbers have been argued ad nauseum for the last six weeks. Writers, readers and casual fans have been fed everything their is to know about both teams; the human interest stories and the key players; the trends and the match-ups.
Still, there are a few key points that seem to have been overlooked during this extended break. Here are five key statistics that clearly roll in the Tide's favor and will likely be the difference in the game.