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Originally published Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 5:38 PM

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BCS Championship Game preview

5:30 p.m., Miami, ESPN Scouting report: Alabama QB AJ McCarron leads the nation in passing efficiency, passing for 26 touchdowns, with only...

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Alabama (12-1) vs. Notre Dame (12-0)

5:30 p.m., Miami, ESPN

Scouting report: Alabama QB AJ McCarron leads the nation in passing efficiency, passing for 26 touchdowns, with only interceptions. Alabama features two 1,000-yard running backs. Junior Eddie Lacy has run for 1,182 yards and 16 touchdowns, freshman T.J. Yeldon 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Notre Dame ranks sixth nationally in total defense and is fourth against the run, surrendering only 92.4 yards rushing per game. All-American inside linebacker Manti Te'o and end Stephon Tuitt anchor the defense.

The line: Alabama by 9 ½.

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