The Alabama Crimson Tide will head to Miami January 7th to attempt a second consecutive BCS National Title. The Tide will face Notre Dame January 7th at 6:30 CT at Sun Life Stadium. The game will be shown on ESPN.
Alabama will make their third BCs Title game appearance in the last four years, while Notre Dame will make their first ever BCS Title game appearance in school history.
Alabama (12-1 overall) and Notre Dame (12-0) have met six times in their storied histories, but will be meeting for the first time since 1987. Notre Dame owns a 5-1-0 series lead over the Crimson Tide with two of the games taking place in the postseason.
The teams first met in the 1973 Sugar Bowl when the Irish won a memorable 24-23 verdict over the Crimson Tide in a game that decided that season's national championship. The squads matched up again following the next season with Notre Dame squeaking past Alabama, 13-11, in the 1975 Orange Bowl game to cap the 1974 season. Alabama and Notre Dame met in regular season contests in 1976 (a 21-18 Notre Dame win at South Bend, Ind.), 1980 (a 7-0 Notre Dame win at Birmingham, Ala.), 1986 (a 28-10 Alabama victory in Birmingham) and 1987 (a 37-6 Notre Dame win at South Bend).