After over 40 days of studying, practicing and waiting, the dream national championship game is finally here. Tonight, college football juggernauts Notre Dame and Alabama will duel in a game that nobody expected on day one of the season.
Alabama finds itself in its second straight BCS title game and head coach Nick Saban is going for his third national title in four seasons. After an upset loss to Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M, the Crimson Tide managed to win the SEC and found its way back into the title game.
Notre Dame arrives to Miami trying to win its first national title in 25 years. Third year coach Brian Kelly comes in with a redshirt freshman quarterback and one of the strongest defensive units in college football, led by Manti Te'o. After scares against Pittsburgh and Stanford, the Irish managed to go through the regular season unscathed and tonight is seeking perfection.
There are many matchups and storylines to look for in this national title game. Here are five key questions that will be answered in one of the most hyped championship games in college football history.