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It will be a rematch of the 2013 BCS championship game on New Years Day, when two of college football’s most iconic brands are on the grate, when No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Notre Dame meet in the Rose Bowl, one of two college football playoffs – New Year’s Day Semifinals, One-Another There is certainly no love between Crimson Tide and Fighting Irish, and Friday’s game will be the nation’s best offensive against one of the stingiest defenses in college football

During the Jan 1 Kick-off may be normal for the Rose Bowl, the attitude is certainly not, as the game was relocated from Pasadena, Calif. For the second time and for the first time since 1942. That year, the Rose Bowl became after the attack on Pearl Harbor Played in Durham, North Carolina, a unique setting for a bowl with so much history between programs with a total of 28 national championships seems fit for a 2020 season that was far from normal, despite all the tests, twists and turns of 2020 we brought Alabama and Notre Dame to the top of college football

Despite being two of the most iconic programs in college football, they only played seven times before Saturday.The last time they met was in the 2013 BCS National Championship when the Crimson Tide crushed the Irish 42-14 Will history repeat itself on Saturday night or will the Irish come over the mountain and make it to the CFP National Championship Game? Let’s take a closer look at the following storylines and matchups

Game: Rose Bowl – College Football Playoffs Semi-Finals Date: Friday, Jan 1 | Time: 4 pm ETLocation: AT&T Stadium – Arlington, TexasTV: ESPN | Live stream: fuboTV (test for free)

Alabama: One of the most prolific crimes in program history has spawned two Heisman Trophy finalists and five first-team AP All-Americans Najee Harris, Alex Leatherwood and Center Landon Dickerson join quarterback Mac Jones and wide receiver at DeVonta Smith, who was also named AP Player of the Year and SEC Offensive Player of the Year It’s no surprise almost half the seats for that Seeing first-team offense held by Alabama players, considering where the Crimson Tide stands in their own history and how the group was elite as a unit every time they hit the field.Alabama offense averaged 495 Points per game during the regular season with 10 games and the year ended with 52 points and 605 yards offensive when beating Florida in the SEC Championship Game It was the seventh time in the eleven games of the 2020 campaign that the tide attacked 500 meters and that Third time more than 600 meters of attack dwarfed

Perhaps no player symbolizes Nick Saban’s embrace of winning with insult better than Jones, who plays four out of ten games in which an Alabama passer-by has left 400 yards behind and while the overall length (3rd739 in 11 games) alongside some of the air raid crimes of the early 21st Century could stand, this is a highly efficient passport attack, in which Jones has the best final grade and the best passerby rating in the country

Notre Dame: The first and only year of full ACC membership in football can only be seen as a success for the Fighting Irish, even if there was no championship. There were many intrigues over what would happen if Notre Dame did both had a complete conference schedule and was regularly compared with conference colleagues, and the result was almost complete dominance. After winning 10-0 in the regular season with a 9-0 record against ACC opponents, it won the award season Kelly became the ACC- Trained coach of the year, linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah named ACC defensive player of the year, Kyren Williams named ACC rookie and offensive rookie of the year, and offensive lineman Liam Eichenberg for the ACC’s Jacobs Blocking Trophy A total of 18 Notre Dame players received all- ACC honors and victories against Clemson and North Carolina Not only did they prove where they hold their ground against the rest of the league, but they also helped keep the Fighting Irish in the top four after losing to Clemson in the ACC Championship Game

However, if the regular season’s dominance over the ACC confirmed Notre Dame as one of the top programs of the college football playoff era, the loss of the conference title game brought back a well-known doubt about the national championship Nobody in the sport gets off the high floor arguing that Kelly has set up in South Bend, Indiana for the past few years, but this matchup against Alabama will serve as a verdict on the program’s cap that’s not particularly fair to Kelly or the players who shone all season – especially given the strength of this year’s Alabama team – but it’s the way things work in a reputable sport like college football

Notre Dame has been too solid, too veteran, and too ready to take on the challenge all season for me to believe we’ll see another steamroll like the 2013 BCS Championship Game, I don’t doubt Alabama strike early will and likely be in control for most of the game, but that’s too many daggum points for a college football playoff semi-final between two teams that have a combined 21-1 in the year Pick: Notre Dame 20 | Alabama 45, Notre Dame 28

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