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OT: Notre Dame vs Alabama

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OT: Notre Dame vs Alabama 

Post#1 » by the-diesel » Mon Jan 7, 2013 5:38 pm

Magic fans: What are your thoughts and projections on this battle of college football thoroughbreds?

My prediction: Bama 35 ND 9
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Re: OT: Notre Dame vs Alabama 

Post#2 » by UCFJayBird » Mon Jan 7, 2013 5:59 pm

What I want to see:

ND: 13
Bama: 10

What I think will be the result:

Bama: 16
ND: 13
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Re: OT: Notre Dame vs Alabama 

Post#3 » by tiderulz » Mon Jan 7, 2013 6:14 pm

of course you all know im a big Bama fan. I hate everyone predicting we will win. I did watch some ESPN over the weekend and due to watching that coverage, ND is a pure winner at any sport they compete in since the beginning of history. At least that is what it felt like.

If i take my "confidently nervous" glasses off, ND and Bama are about even on defense, but Bama's offense is much greater than ND. We have a QB that has been on the big stage before, an extremely strong OL and running game to lean on and solid FG kicker. ND's Golson is in his first year and was already pulled multiple times this year because of bad performances. They only have 1 real passing threat, their great TE.

I can see 2 outcomes.

1 - a very nip and tuck game, 21-17 or 17-14 Bama

2 - Golson crumbles under all the bright lights and ND cant figure out how to stop the Bama running game and Bama wins 27-10
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Re: OT: Notre Dame vs Alabama 

Post#4 » by Def Swami » Mon Jan 7, 2013 6:25 pm

It'll be a close game. Neither offense is spectacular. Alabama has a very good defense and Notre Dame has a "good" defense. I think 'Bama controls the line of scrimmage and forces more turnovers.

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Re: OT: Notre Dame vs Alabama 

Post#5 » by tiderulz » Mon Jan 7, 2013 6:30 pm

VGOSWAMI wrote:It'll be a close game. Neither offense is spectacular. Alabama has a very good defense and Notre Dame has a "good" defense. I think 'Bama controls the line of scrimmage and forces more turnovers.

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neither offense is spectacular?

Bama is the 12th scoring offense in the nation. Notre Dame is 74th.
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Re: OT: Notre Dame vs Alabama 

Post#6 » by Nemesis21 » Mon Jan 7, 2013 6:34 pm

As much as I'm tired of seeing the SEC win every BCS championship, I think Bama will win it's 3rd National Championship in 4 yrs.
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Re: OT: Notre Dame vs Alabama 

Post#7 » by Def Swami » Mon Jan 7, 2013 6:49 pm

tiderulz wrote:
VGOSWAMI wrote:It'll be a close game. Neither offense is spectacular. Alabama has a very good defense and Notre Dame has a "good" defense. I think 'Bama controls the line of scrimmage and forces more turnovers.

21-13 Alabama


neither offense is spectacular?

Bama is the 12th scoring offense in the nation. Notre Dame is 74th.

Yeah, but they were also 79th in passing yards. Had great rushing throughout the season, and I think that'll be the key to their victory. I think the running game can help open things up for McCarron. But, if ND hangs tough against the 2 RB's from Bama, it could be a low-scoring game.
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Re: OT: Notre Dame vs Alabama 

Post#8 » by Viper1500 » Mon Jan 7, 2013 7:46 pm

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Re: OT: Notre Dame vs Alabama 

Post#9 » by magicman123 » Mon Jan 7, 2013 8:03 pm

What I want to see

Bama 44
Irish 44

What I think will happen

Bama 34
Irish 16
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Re: OT: Notre Dame vs Alabama 

Post#10 » by tiderulz » Mon Jan 7, 2013 8:04 pm

VGOSWAMI wrote:
tiderulz wrote:
VGOSWAMI wrote:It'll be a close game. Neither offense is spectacular. Alabama has a very good defense and Notre Dame has a "good" defense. I think 'Bama controls the line of scrimmage and forces more turnovers.

21-13 Alabama


neither offense is spectacular?

Bama is the 12th scoring offense in the nation. Notre Dame is 74th.

Yeah, but they were also 79th in passing yards. Had great rushing throughout the season, and I think that'll be the key to their victory. I think the running game can help open things up for McCarron. But, if ND hangs tough against the 2 RB's from Bama, it could be a low-scoring game.


because they run, you did see that McCarron leads the nation in passing efficiency. Threw 26 td's, (2 td a game avg).

Yeah, they dont run a fancy, spread offense with passing yards up the yin yang, but that didnt help WV did it?

should be a great game.
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Re: OT: Notre Dame vs Alabama 

Post#11 » by ADRajX » Mon Jan 7, 2013 9:11 pm

Notre Dame hasn't seen a tandem running game like Alabama's all season. I know Notre Dame has one of the best defenses in the country, but Alabama's box coverage is suffocating and focused. Also their secondary is swarming. I'm a SEC fan (biased), and the SEC is tougher imo, so I value/factor in that more. The defense will be the absolute difference in this game. Alabama will frustrate Notre Dame all night. Alabama's offense will go through Notre Dame's defense. However the same can't be said for Notre Dame's offense imo. Alabama will win this, 38-20.
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Re: OT: Notre Dame vs Alabama 

Post#12 » by drsd » Mon Jan 7, 2013 10:52 pm

The Irish must score 24+ points to have any chance to win this game. The 13-16 ideas seem odd to me. I see points in this game.
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Re: OT: Notre Dame vs Alabama 

Post#13 » by magicman123 » Mon Jan 7, 2013 11:40 pm

drsd wrote:The Irish must score 24+ points to have any chance to win this game. The 13-16 ideas seem odd to me. I see points in this game.


this is the losing teams points in the championship game the last 14 years, 12 of 14 have failed to score 25 or more points

LSU: 0
FSU: 2
Nebraska: 14
Oklahoma: 14
OSU: 14
Oklahoma: 14
FSU: 16
Oregon :19
Oklahoma: 19
Texas: 21
OSu: 24
MIami: 24

VT: 29
USC: 38

ND is 75th in the Nation in scoring (26pts/game), Alabama gives up 10.7pts/game on defense

i wouldnt be surprised if the Irish failed to score 10pts, Bama should score
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Re: OT: Notre Dame vs Alabama 

Post#14 » by Howard Mass » Tue Jan 8, 2013 12:42 am

All I want is a great game.
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Re: OT: Notre Dame vs Alabama 

Post#15 » by Gerhalt11 » Tue Jan 8, 2013 1:17 am

S-E-C! Roll Tide!
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Re: OT: Notre Dame vs Alabama 

Post#16 » by ChosenSavior » Tue Jan 8, 2013 1:18 am

Howard Mass wrote:All I want is a great game.
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Re: OT: Notre Dame vs Alabama 

Post#17 » by arsenal6106 » Tue Jan 8, 2013 2:30 am

ChosenSavior wrote:
Howard Mass wrote:All I want is a great game.


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Re: OT: Notre Dame vs Alabama 

Post#18 » by magicman123 » Tue Jan 8, 2013 2:36 am

Irish had no chance, playing 1 good team a year doesnt make you elite, welcome to the big boys ND
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Re: OT: Notre Dame vs Alabama 

Post#19 » by InFlames » Tue Jan 8, 2013 3:39 am

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Re: OT: Notre Dame vs Alabama 

Post#20 » by tiderulz » Tue Jan 8, 2013 5:28 am

I guess I gave ND's defense too much credit.

Well, you cant spell secoND without ND

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