Notre Dame Irish vs. Alabama in BCS Championship …Update: RollTide Rolls Over Irish
The game kicks off at 8:30 PM tonight at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida.
The AP reported:
Sometimes, the buildup to a game can overwhelm what actually happens on the field.
Certainly, No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama would have to play nothing less than a classic to live up to all the hype for Monday night’s BCS championship…
…For the Crimson Tide (12-1), this is a chance to be remembered as a full-fledged dynasty. Alabama will be trying to claim its third national championship in four years and become the first school to win back-to-back BCS titles, a remarkable achievement given the ever-increasing parity of the college game and having to replace five players from last year’s title team who were picked in the first two rounds of the NFL draft…
…Despite their impressive legacy, the Fighting Irish (12-0) weren’t even ranked at the start of the season. But overtime wins against Stanford and Pittsburgh, combined with three other victories by a touchdown or less, gave Notre Dame a shot at its first national title since 1988.
After so many lost years, the golden dome has reclaimed its luster in coach Brian Kelly’s third season.
Consider this an open BCS Championship thread—
Update: I just flipped the TV to the game and saw Bama already scored. Wow.
Update: Alabama scored again right before the half and lead 28-ZIP. The announcer added this after the last touchdown, “If this was was prize fight they’d call it off.”
Update: It was never even close. Alabama wins its third championship in four years under Coach Nick Saban.