Saturday, January 5, 2013

2013 Discover BCS National Championship Preview

Date: January 7, 2013 8:00 PM ET
Stadium: Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida
Payout: $18,000,000 per team
Played: 2007-present
Former Names: N/A
Broadcasters: Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit
Sideline Reporter: Heather Cox, Tom Rinaldi

Alabama: The Crimson Tide finished the season 2nd in scoring defense (10.7 points per game), 1st in rush defense (79.8 yards per game), and 6th in pass defense (166.2 yards per game). The Tide are offensively superior to the Irish, scoring 38.5 points per game while their opponent averages 26.8 points per game. The Crimson Tide are looking to win their third BCS National Championship in the last four seasons.

Notre Dame: The Fighting Irish are gunning for the school's first national championship since 1988. Notre Dame's defense allowed just 10.3 points per game, the fewest in the nation, led by arguably the best front seven in the country. In its four victories over four ranked opponents, Notre Dame has surrendered just 35 total points.

Alabama Notre Dame
Overall Record 12-1 Overall Record 12-0
Conference Record 7-1 Conference Record N/A
Bowl Record 34-22-3 Bowl Record 15-16
Last Bowl Win 2012 BCS Championship Last Bowl Win 2010 Sun

All Time Series: 5-1 Notre Dame
Line: Alabama by 9.5

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