Found January 07, 2013 on
Crystal Ball Run:
Here are the Crystal Ball Run staff’s picks for Monday night’s BCS National Championship Game!
Allen Kenney’s Take: I've tried to look for one notable edge in this game in either side, and I'm not finding any. The closest thing is Amari Cooper versus Notre Dame's secondary. From a more intangible standpoint, the quarterbacks are fascinating. There's more boom-or-bust to Everett Golson, while there's an experience factor at play in favor of A.J. McCarron.
Ultimately, I like the fact that Alabama has been in this position before. I'll take that side over one that hasn't played as many games in the big stage as if late.
Alabama 20, Notre Dame 13
Tom Perry’s Take: In a defensive struggle, Notre Dame's defense comes out on top. It's also time for the SEC championship run to come to an end.
Notre Dame 17, Alabama 16
Andy Coppens’ Take: People assume because of the defenses in this game that it'll be low scoring, but g...
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