The 2013 BCS National Championship game has turned into a blow out, with Alabama jumping all over Notre Dame 28-0 in the first half. The Fighting Irish look as though they never left South Bend, let alone brought any "fight" with them.
Alabama scored twice in each of the first two quarters, twice on the ground and twice through the air. Alabama has 309 yards of total offense in the first half, while Notre Dame has just 124 yards, and is 0-5 on third down, plus a missed fourth down conversion.
Alabama running back Eddie Lacy has 96 yards on 12 carries, with a touchdown, in the first half. Notre Dam quarterback Everett Golson has 93 yards passing.
Notre Dame gets the ball to start the second half, and has to do something with it if they hope to have any chance at a come back. The South Florida crowd, remembering the way Nick Saban jilted the Dolphins to run off to Alabama in 2006, seems to be in the Irish's favor, if Notre Dame can find some way to get moving against the SEC champions.