The 2013 BCS Championship game between Alabama and Notre Dame is less than 24 hours away and college football fans everywhere are ready to see if David can knock off Goliath. Alabama is looking to win back-to-back BCS Championships, while the Notre Dame Fighting Irish weren't on anyone’s radar to be contending for a National Championship.
Sure, Alabama plays in the SEC, which is considered to be the toughest conference in all of college football. However, Notre Dame has played arguably the toughest schedule of any team this season.
When it comes to breaking down this game, you can throw all the stats in the trash; here is all you need to know: Alabama has the top defense in all of college football vs. the run, while the Irish are number four. It may be a cliché when it comes to football, but it’s the truth. The team that runs the ball effectively will be the National Champions.
The Las Vegas spread has Alabama -10.5 and the over/under total at 40.
I said it when this game was announced, so I won’t back down now.
That spread is way too high. The only way Alabama covers that is if Notre Dame comes out and lays an egg, which I don’t see happening.
If Notre Dame doesn’t turn the ball over, they will keep this game close and may even pull off the upset.
Pick – Notre Dame +10.5