The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Alabama Crimson Tide will play for the BCS Championship on Monday night. ESPN will carry the game between the No. 1 Fighting Irish and No. 2 Crimson Tide. Coverage for this game will begin at 8 pm EST from Sun Life Stadium in Miami, FL.
In terms of history you would be hard pressed to find two programs who have had more success at the NCAA level then Notre Dame and Alabama.
What is the point spread in the Notre Dame and Alabama BCS title game? The Alabama Crimson Tide is a 9.5 point favorite against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The over/under for this game is 40 total points.
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Most early season predictions had Alabama playing for their second consecutive National title. The Crimson Tide was on a easy path to making that a reality before dropping a game against fellow SEC opponent Texas A&M. Alabama was fortunate enough to benefit from late season losses by Oregon and Kansas State to again climb back to the No. 2 ranking. They then survived a match-up against Georgia in the SEC title game.
Notre Dame entered Brian Kelly’s third season ascending in the rankings but few could have predicted the success they would have this season. After an early season beat down of Navy the Fighting Irish held off a close scare against Purdue before beating Michigan State and later pounding Oklahoma. Notre Dame finished the season undefeated, only Ohio State could share that distinction with them.
There figures to be a huge television audience for this game, hopefully this game lives up to expectations. Will the Crimson Tide roll or will Irish Eyes be smiling?