It's Here...2013 BCS National Championship Game.
The Alabama Crimson Tide v. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
ND wins the toss..defers. Alabama will start on offense.
Huge gain for Bama...Norwood picks up 30 on the pass.
It's early but, it's already looking bad for ND...Lacey just bull rushed for 10 and a first down. Topped off with a facemask penalty.
Off sides Notre Dame...they better settle down or this could get ugly in about 10 minutes.
If you're wondering where the Gators have been...we will discuss their vile performance in the Sugar Bowl at half-time.
Oh by the way, Alabama just bulldozed their way into the endzone! If this is any indication of where ND is...they are cooked.
ND comes out throwing. If there's a weakness, weakness being relative, in the Bama defense it's the secondary.
That's a close one but, ND shouldn't have had to call a time out to have it reviewed. It'll be a first down or a punt for Notre Dame.
It's a yard rule Irish...stop whining. You can't be all up in his grill.
Alabama is rumbling all over the Notre Dame D.
That was a good play for ND secondary but, he was wide open...and McCarron had all night to throw the ball.
First Down Alabama.
Shoestring tackle on Lacey...or it would be 14 ...Wait a minute IT IS 14 - NIL.
It's still early but, this is ugly.
He was down. It'll be ND ball.
ND's ball. No fumble.
Notre Dame punts the ball.
Notre Dame has given up, on average, 11 points a game...Alabama has run 18 plays and has 14 points. right now they're moving the ball at will.
Notre Dame finally get's Alabama in a 3rd and long-ish...they just drop a 20 yard pass on 'em. Second and goal from the two yard line.
Notre Dame has brought a football team to a Tank Battle...Alabama Crimson Tide 21 effortless points...notre dame Nothin'.
This is silly.
Two good stops by the Irish but...how long can Alabama maintain an edge?
Alabama might actually have to punt. They will.
One good run for ND...then boom.
Now we just watch and see how long Alabama can maintain the pace.
It just took about 6 ND defenders to tackle Lacey and he threw the first one down WWF style.
Even when Alabama has to punt it ends up being a highlight.
It's kinda settled into ND trying to get something...anything going.
That was there best chance to convert a third down...Bama dropped 'em for about a five yard loss. Hopefully Alabama can get it going again...and put another seven on the board.
Alabama is just stoopid strong.
What a catch by Jones...pitch and catch.
This is an assault. The cops might show up and put a stop to this. Alabama 28 - ND Nothing.
McCarron to Jones...hand it to Lacey...hand it to Yeldon...whatever it's a massacre.
Sideline reporter asked the Notre Dame coach could be done to change this in the second half. He says, "get Alabama not to come out for the second half."
Notre Dame has come out throwing the ball...they've picked up a few first downs.
They tossed it around long enough for Bama to pick the ball off.
Lacey might as well be swinging a sledge hammer out there...he is punishing people. Literally.
Touchdown Alabama...they just drove the ball 97 yards like a Sunday stroll. Alabama 35..ND Nothing.
Words like "embarrassment" are being tossed around now...it's still the 3rd quarter. It's been on the tip of everybody's tongue since the first drive.
Some of what we were treated to leading up to the game, and make no mistake it was directed at all of us...
ND finally gets into the endzone...yawn.
This is just ridiculous...Alabama picks up a first down. It's called back because of hold. They just pick it right back up on the next play. It's academic at this point...the more Alabama runs the ball...the more tired the ND defense gets...the easier it is to run. This is not a football game it's a clinic.
End of the Third Quarter...Alabama Crimson Tsunami 35 (and moving)...Notre Dame 7.
McCarron to Cooper...Alabama 42 - ND 7.
Herb Herbstriet, one of the announcers was heard, as they cut away to commercial, "I can just hear those SEC fans around the country."
SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC...that's what he's hearing. Let's face...LSU dropped the ball in the Peach Bowl and Florida made absolute asses of themselves in the Sugar Bowl but, it's the SEC and and everybody else.
SEVEN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS in a row...Georgia lost the SEC championship at the 6 yard line, Texas A&M beat Alabama at home. The National Championship is played in Atlanta.
Finally some action...the Alabama players are starting to fight with one another. They're up by 28 points but they're still so jacked up they're squabbling.
Put it in the books...Alabama 42 - notre dame 14. The score looks a lot closer than it actually was. One of the most lopsided games I've ever seen.
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