The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

January 4, 2013

BCS tale of the tape


CNHI News Service

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

Alabama offense; Notre Dame defense

Rushing: 16 (224 ypg); 4 (92.42 ypg)

Passing: 79 (172 ypg); 21 (194.42 ypg)

Pass Eff.: 2 (172.1 rating); 12 (105.48 rating)

Scoring: 13 (38.5 ppg); 1 (10.33 ppg)

Sacks: T67 (1.7 apg); 14 (2.83 spg)

Alabama offensive starters: Cyrus Kouandijio, DT; Chance Warmack, LG; Barrett Jones, C; Anthony Steen, RG; D.J. Fluker, RT; Michael Williams, TE; Kelly Johnson, TE; AJ McCarron, QB; Eddie Lacy, RB; Amari Cooper, WR; Kevin Norwood, WR; Christion Jones, WR.

Notre Dame defensive starters: Karon Lewis-Moore, DE; Louis Nix III, NG; Stephon Tuitt, DE; Danny Spond, LB; Manti Te’o, LB; Dan Fox, LB; Prince Shembo, LB; Bennett Jackson, CB; Matthias Farley, S; Zeke Motta, S; DeiVarae Russell, S.