S.O.C. - 2013 BCS Champ. 4th Quarter

Posted Jan 7, 2013

Pete Fiutak's play-by-play analysis of the 2013 BCS Champ. - 4th Quarter

Stream-of-Consciousness Notes

2013 BCS Championship

Fourth Quarter

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- Nick Saban gets $200,000 for winning the BCS title. What does the offensive line get?

- Notre Dame finally stops the running game. That's because Lacy slipped and fell down.

- Another third down conversion. AJ McCarron isn't missing.

- Amari Cooper JUST misses on the deep ball. The 40-yard touchdown pass just slips off his hands.

- 3rd-and-4. Left side … left side … left side … one Eddie Lacy jump cut, and first down.

- Cooper doesn't misfire on this one. McCarron tattoos him in the middle of the 9 for a score. Nice answer for the Notre Dame score just to flex a little bit of muscle.

Alabama 42, Notre Dame 7

Notre Dame on its own 26

- Oh no, ESPN. Oh no … jumping the gun a bit calling Nick Saban a three-time BCS champion coach. There's still 11 minutes left! Apparently, Bristol didn't get the memo that this is an Irish team of destiny.

- They're talking about preseason top five already.

- We're way overdue for the customary shot of the dorky face-painted fan for the losing team with the 1,000-yard stare.

- Jesse Williams down. I know Nick Saban is still going to coach to the final gun, but there's no reason for Williams to be in at this point.

- Golson still gunning. The Irish are still playing hard. Not to go schmaltzy coach, but this is a nice character builder for next year.

- Please, Saban. Don't spend the postgame grousing about how your team didn't close sharp.

- Golson to Theo Riddick for a touchdown. And there's much rejoicing.

- Yippee! Notre Dame sucks a little less!

Alabama 42, Notre Dame 14

Alabama on its own 24

- NICE. Barrett Jones shoves a red-hot AJ McCarron after not getting the snap off.

- NIIIIIIICCCE. Saban is going off about something.

- Brent on the Jones-McCarron kitten fight: "A lover's quarrel." You've got to love the Real Housewives of Tuscaloosa.

- Six minutes away from another national title and you just know that Saban isn't enjoying any aspect of this sloppy finish.

Notre Dame on its own 34

- The intensity has been dialed back up for the Alabama defense. The defensive line is attacking a bit more now.

- Notre Dame punting away. It proved it wasn't going to go down meekly, and now it's time to go home.

Alabama on its own 32


- Eddie Lacy is the offensive MVP … It should go to all five offensive linemen.

Notre Dame on its own 25

- Just take a knee. Don't let anyone get a dumb injury now.

- There we go. Not that I care that much, but Saban is smiling like he realized that this is truly special.

FINAL SCORE: Alabama 42, Notre Dame 14