CNHI News Service


January 4, 2013

Tale of the tape: N.D. offense vs. Tide defense


Tale of the tape

How the Notre Dame offense and the Alabama defense match up in national statistical rankings going into the BCS National Championship game Monday night at Sun Life Stadium in Miami:

                                Notre Dame offense                 Alabama defense

Rushing                27 (202.5 ypg)                                1 (79.77 ypg)     

Passing                 75 (218.8 ypg)                                4 (166 ypg)

Pass Eff.               74 (129.08 rating)                           8 (101.56 rating)

Scoring                   74 (26.75 ppg)                                2 (10.69 ppg)

Sacks                     28 (1.33 apg)                                   T28 (2.54 spg)

Notre Dame offensive starters: TJ Jones, WR; Robby Toma, WR; Zack Martin, LT; Chris Watt, LG; Braxston Cave, C; Mike Golic Jr., RG; Christian Lombard, RT; John Goodman, WR; Tyler Eifert, TE; Everett Golson, QB; Theo Riddick, RB.

Alabama defensive starters: Ed Stinson, DE; Jesse Williams, NG; Damion Square, DE; Adrian Hubbard, LB; Trey DePriest, LB; C.J. Mosley, LB; Xzavier Dickson, LB; Deion Belue, CB; Dee Milliner, CB; Robert Lester, S; HaHa Clinton-Dix, S.

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