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Discover BCS National Championship - Notre Dame v Alabama

Bama’s Domination By The Numbers

When Alabama took its opening drive and ran right through Notre Dame’s defense in the BCS National Championship Game Monday night, little did the more than 80,000 fans at Sun Life Stadium know it was the beginning of a massive crimson tidal wave.

CBS Miami–01/08/2013

SOUTH BEND, IN - NOVEMBER 03: T.J. Jones #7 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish gets a pat on the head from Robby Toma #9 after scoring a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Notre Dame Stadium on November 3, 2012 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Pittsburgh 29-26 in triple overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Fighting Irish Try To Awaken The Echoes Again

The Bowl Championship Series National Championship game is uncharted waters for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in recent years. The Fighting Irish haven’t won a national championship since the 1989 Fiesta Bowl.

CBS Miami–01/07/2013

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 05: The National Championship trophy sits on display during Media Day ahead of the Discover BCS National Championship at Sun Life Stadium on January 5, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Bama Vs. Irish – Tale Of The Tape

When the Alabama Crimson Tide and Notre Dame Fighting Irish take the field Monday night at Sun Life Stadium to battle it out for the BCS National Championship; a storied, but one-sided rivalry will be rekindled between two teams that are both beloved and hated by football fans.

CBS Miami–01/07/2013

Allstate BCS National Championship Game - LSU v Alabama

Bama Sees Challenges In Irish Offense

Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart runs the stingiest defense in the country when it comes to yards allowed, but sees a bunch of challenges in preparing for Notre Dame.

CBS Miami–01/04/2013

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 01: Running back T.J. Yeldon #4 of the Alabama Crimson Tide stiff arms safety Bacarri Rambo #18 of the Georgia Bulldogs while rushing the ball during the third quarter of the SEC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome on December 1, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Bama & Irish Run First Offenses Mirror Each Other

In the modern college football world, pass-happy spread offenses are all the rage. But when Alabama and Notre Dame take the field at the Bowl Championship Series Championship Game, it will be a battle of grind it out, old school running games.

CBS Miami–01/03/2013

COLUMBIA, MO - OCTOBER 13: Center Barrett Jones #75 and the Alabama Crimson Tide face off against the Missouri Tigers during the game at Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium on October 13, 2012 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Tide’s O-Line Looks To Bulldoze Irish

The Alabama Crimson Tide have become synonymous with a solid running game since Nick Saban took over, but that running game is only as good as the offensive linemen blocking for the running backs. For Alabama, the offensive line is arguably the biggest strength of the team.

CBS Miami–01/03/2013

Alabama Defense

Defense The Name Of The Game For Irish & Tide

The Alabama Crimson Tide have been known for their defensive prowess since head coach Nick Saban took over. But Alabama isn’t the only team bringing a stellar defense to the Bowl Championship Series National Championship Game next week.

CBS Miami–01/03/2013

Manti Te'o

Irish’s Te’o Ready To Deliver Against Bama

Notre Dame middle linebacker Manti Te’o has kept himself quite busy since the Irish’s final game against USC. From the Heisman Trophy ceremony to various other awards, Te’o has crisscrossed the country before ending up in Miami for the Bowl Championship Series title game.

CBS Miami–01/03/2013

Allstate BCS National Championship Game - LSU v Alabama

Bama & Irish Arrive In Miami

Less than 24 hours after the Orange Bowl ended, the preparations are already underway for the Bowl Championship Series national championship game at Sun Life Stadium.

CBS Miami–01/02/2013

Allstate BCS National Championship Game - LSU v Alabama

National Title Determined By Schools

Quick, name the college football team that has won the most national championships. Alabama? Notre Dame? Princeton? If you gave any of those answers, and maybe a few others, you might be right. Because over the years there have been a lot of organizations using different methods to determine who they think is national champion.

CBS Miami–01/01/2013

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