After 12 consecutive wins in 2012, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish ended their incredible run in disappointment on Jan. 7, being clubbed 42-14 by the Alabama Crimson Tide in the BCS National Championship Game.
The Irish were out of sorts from the start on both sides of the ball, as the Tide rolled to victory for their third title in the last four years.
The once-dominant Notre Dame defense couldn't stop Alabama on the ground or in the air, while the Irish offense was never able to generate any sort of momentum.
When so much went wrong, who was most at fault for the embarrassing Notre Dame loss?
Take a look at the patented Bleacher Report blame meter, as it measures the root of the Irish failure.