Notre Dame won the coin toss of the 2013 BCS National Championship Game. That was where any form of success ended Monday night before kickoff against the Alabama Crimson Tide, the 2012 kings of college football.
When the final whistle mercifully blew, the scoreboard showed the Crimson Tide with 42 and the Fighting Irish with 14. It turns out the oddsmakers swung and missed for the second year in a row on how much to favor Alabama, as Nick Saban’s bunch won in lopsided fashion once again.
It was expected to be a defensive struggle, but all the struggling belonged to Notre Dame on this night. That was an overall bitter disappointment for the Irish, but here are the five biggest letdowns from the BCS National Championship Game.