Alabama Football: 30 Greatest Games in Crimson Tide History

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Alabama Football Greatest Game

January 7, 2013 – BCS Championship (Miami, FL) vs. Notre Dame

As Brent Musberger accurately stated, if the game had been a fight, they would have stopped it. The contest was over, just seconds into the second quarter when the Crimson Tide took a 21-0 lead.

T.J. Yeldon and Eddie Lacy both rushed for over 100 yards. The Fighting Irish could not run, netting just 32 yards on 19 carries. A.J. McCarron passed for 264 yards on 20 completions in 28 pass attempts.

The only thing Notre Dame won in the game was the coin toss, perhaps aided by Lee Corso, dressed as a Notre Dame mascot, having picked the Irish.

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The first Crimson Tide score was a 20-yard run by Eddie Lacy, who drove, spun and shed Notre Dame tacklers as if they were high school backups. Desperation had set in for the Irish by the second quarter. They tried to convert a fourth-and-5 and of course, failed.

Notre Dame coach, Brian Kelly admitted the game was a mismatch in a halftime interview. With his sense of humor intact, Kelly answered a question about his team’s second-half comeback chances, by saying,

"Maybe Alabama doesn’t come back in the second half."

The Alabama Crimson Tide did come back in the second half and cruised to one of its easiest ‘big game’ victories ever.

Final Score – Alabama Crimson Tide 42 – Notre Dame 14