Will the Tide Roll?
Well here we are a couple of hours from kickoff. Everybody has a theory. Notre Dame by 6, the Vegas line is Alabama by 10. Well I have my theory too. If you are looking for a high powered offensive game you will probably be disappointed. But of these teams have outstanding defenses. They both go into lockdown mode in the red-zone. Alabama has allowed 106 points in 27 red-zone opportunities. Notre Dame has only allowed 95 points in 33 red-zone opportunities. Alabama has scored on 89 percent of their trips in the red-zone. Notre Dame has scored 79 percent of their trips in the red-zone. Notre Dame also leads the nation in field goals inside the red-zone. I think we are going see a defensive battle. Alabama wins by 3. There I said it.