I’m taking Notre Dame, folks. Bama people, feel free to come back here and rip on me afterward if I am wrong.
I think the Irish defensive line is more than good enough to slow the Bama running game. And since neither offense will take many chances, this will come down to turnovers, field position and opportunism. In these matters, Notre Dame has proven to be quite proficient this season.
The wildcard in this one is Everett Golson. If he can be mistake-free in the passing game and make some plays with his feet, I think he can be the difference.
Bama is used to this type of stage, but winning titles in these types of situations is in Notre Dame’s DNA.
Notre Dame 20, Alabama 17