For the fifth time in seven years, Alabama is heading to the Faculty Soccer Playoff nationwide championship sport.
The Crimson Tide downed fourth-ranked Notre Dame 31-14 within the Rose Bowl Sport — a ultimate rating that does not actually present how a lot Alabama dominated the sport. Had been it not for a garbage-time landing late within the fourth quarter, Alabama would have secured a win that additionally would have coated an insane 20-point unfold.
Alabama’s huge three of Mac Jones, Najee Harris and DeVonta Smith had been at it once more Friday: Jones accomplished 25 of 30 passes for 297 yards and 4 touchdowns. Three of these went to Smith, who nabbed seven receptions for 130 yards on prime of his scores. Harris, regardless of not speeding for a landing, had 15 carries for 125 yards that included a high-flying hurdle-and-run that arrange a Tide rating.
Notre Dame performed admirably, however could not measure as much as Alabama, which had a transparent benefit in each dimension and expertise at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Quarterback Ian Ebook accomplished 27 of 39 passes for 229 yards and an interception. He additionally rushed for a 1-yard landing. Operating again Kyren Williams ran 16 instances for 64 yards and a rating.
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Last: Alabama 31, Notre Dame 14
7:34 p.m.: Alabama tattoos Ebook yet one more time as his cross falls incomplete. That’ll make it ultimate: 31-14, Alabama. The Crimson Tide are heading to their fifth nationwide title sport in seven years.
7:33 p.m.: Timeout, Notre Dame (0:01)
7:32 p.m.: Ebook avoids the cross rush once more and rumbles for a primary down on the 15.
7:31 p.m.: False begin and a fast catch make it third-and-12 from the 30 with 11 seconds remaining.
7:30 p.m.: Now Jobe is named for cross interference, giving Notre Dame a primary down on the 28 with roughly 20 seconds remaining.
7:29 p.m.: Ebook narrowly avoids a sack and scrambles for a primary right down to the Alabama 42 with about 30 seconds remaining.
7:27 p.m.: Onside kick, Notre Dame. Smith bobbles the ball on the onside kick and Owusu-Koramoah is there to carry it in on the Notre Dame 47.
7:25 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, NOTRE DAME. Two performs later, Ebook fakes the handoff to stroll it in for the landing. That makes it 31-14, Alabama, with 56 seconds remaining, and that may make some bettors very sad.
7:24 p.m.: Notre Dame has it first-and-goal from the 1.
7:21 p.m.: And now Nick Saban is named for unsportsmanlike conduct. That provides Notre Dame the ball on the 25. Seems to be like he was letting somebody have it when the official behind him casually threw a flag.
7:21 p.m.: Patrick Surtain II has the choose however lands simply out of bounds.
7:21 p.m.: Ebook is tattooed once more however delivers the fourth down-converting cross to Avery Williams. Irish are driving on the Alabama 40.
7:20 p.m.: Seems to be like Notre Dame’s going for it on fourth-and-8 as an alternative of waving the white flag.
7:18 p.m.: Timeout, Notre Dame (3:35)
7:17 p.m.: Punt time, Notre Dame. That is doubtless Alabama’s final probability to get 35 factors, if it cares for such issues.
7:16 p.m.: DeMarcco Hellams comes for a nook blitz and chases Ebook the size of the sector for a 2-yard loss. That brings up third-and-8.
7:15 p.m.: Ebook is completely tattooed by Chris Allen, however credit score to the quarterback for delivering on an-target ball upfield for the primary down close to the Notre Dame 45.
7:11 p.m.: Notre Dame will take over at its 20 following the honest catch.
7:10 p.m.: Jones is named for intentional grounding on third down (not that it issues). Alabama will punt on fourth-and-17. Will the Tide’s streak of 35-point video games finish right here within the semifinal?
7:06 p.m.: Jones has Smith open, nevertheless it’s a uncommon drop by him. Fortuitously for Alabama, Notre Dame defensive lineman Justin Ademilola is named for roughing the passer. The Tide have it first down at their very own 41.
7:05 p.m.: Metchie takes the fast catch and works for 10 yards and a primary down. The Tide driving at their 24.
7:01 p.m.: Turnover on downs, Notre Dame. Ebook’s cross falls wanting his meant receiver. It is unsure whether or not Alabama received a hand on the ball on the line of scrimmage, however both approach, the Tide take over with 8:43 left within the sport.
7 p.m.: Ebook’s try to Skowronek misses the mark with Jobe in protection. Fourth-and-10 down arising, and the Irish offense is staying on the sector.
6:59 p.m.: Two Notre Dame gamers are known as for an unlawful shift, wiping away an Irish landing. The Irish have it second-and-15 from Alabama’s 18.
6:58 p.m.: And there is one other, right down to the 13. Good alternative for Notre Dame to attain right here, although it might be just a little late to mount a comeback.
6:57 p.m.: There’s one other first down for Notre Dame, this one at Alabama’s 31.
6:55 p.m.: Notre Dame throws a tall ball down the sideline, however Javon McKinley brings it in for 18 yards after bobbling it. It is first down, Notre Dame, from its 43.
6:54 p.m.: Notre Dame honest catch, 25-yard line. Routine.
6:52 p.m.: Excellent news, it appears as if Ebook will be capable to come again out after the damage.
6:50 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, ALABAMA. Will Reichard stays excellent for the season. He boots a 41-yarder via the uprights to make it 31-7, Alabama, with 12:45 left within the sport. He is now 13 for 13 in discipline objective makes an attempt.
6:49 p.m.: There’s the primary carry for backup Brian Robinson. He goes for 1 yard to make it third-and-9. Alabama appears intent on operating out the clock greater than operating up the rating.
6:48 p.m.: Third down? Give it to Harris. He will get 13 yards to the Alabama 29 for a primary down.
Finish of third quarter: Alabama 28, Notre Dame 7
6:44 p.m.: A 2-yard acquire by Harris leaves third-and-8 for Alabama to transform at Notre Dame’s 42. They will try that with the primary play of the fourth quarter.
6:43 p.m.: Jones finds a few targets in Forristall and Bolden to present Alabama a primary down on the Notre Dame 44.
6:41 p.m.: Smith practically broke one other punt return for a landing, however will accept a 20-yard return to get Alabama to the 30-yard line.
6:40 p.m.: Backup Drew Pyne is in to complete out the drive for Ebook. It lasts two performs as Bama forces a punt on fourth-and-16.
6:36 p.m.: Timeout known as on the sector. Ebook’s down after the sack — he took the total brunt of Barmore’s 310-pound body.
6:35 p.m.: And there is the primary sack of the sport! Alabama’s Christian Barmore bullrushes the guard and middle to sack Ebook for a 14-yard loss again to the 30.
6:34 p.m.: Sophomore Byron Younger received just a little additional shove on Ebook on a throwaway play. That is a 15-yard penalty, giving NOtre Dame the ball at its personal 44.
6:33 p.m.: Notre Dame requires the honest catch and will get the ball at its 25.
6:30 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, ALABAMA. One play later, Jones rolls proper and hits Smith for a toe-tapping landing. He received each toes in, too. That makes it 28-7, Alabama, with 4:58 left within the third quarter.
6:28 p.m.: Jones scrambles on third-and-4 and will get greater than sufficient for a primary down. Tide now have first-and-goal on the Notre Dame 7.
6:26 p.m.: Harris will get the penalty again on the following play; Notre Dame is forcing Jones to drive it right down to his checkdowns.
6:25 p.m.: Owens is named for holding on first-and-10, the primary penalty by both crew. Tide have it first-and-20 from Notre Dame’s 32.
6:24 p.m.: Jones hits Metchie on the slant, and he takes it a 40 yards right down to Notre Dame’s 22. He fell in behind Smith, who served as his lead blocker for many of that run down the sideline.
6:20 p.m.: Interception, Alabama. Harris is in protection towards Mayer, will get beneath the throw and offers Alabama the ball at its 39-yard line. First turnover of the day for both crew.
6:19 p.m.: One other first down for the Irish after Ebook finds Michael Mayer within the flat. Notre Dame is driving at its 34.
6:17 p.m.: First down Notre Dame on the 21 after Ebook received the ball to Williams out of the backfield.
6:15 p.m.: Charlie Scott’s punt goes 36 yards and shall be downed at fair-caught on the Notre Dame 10.
6:12 p.m.: Jones’ third-down cross is deflected on the line of scrimmage again into his palms. Jones takes the loss, forcing a punt. Of be aware: Butkus Award-winning linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah received the deflection by pushing upfield on middle Chris Owens — Landon Dickerson’s substitute.
6:11 p.m.: The toss left to Harris on third-and-1 goes for six yards and is nice for a primary down. Alabama is now driving at Notre Dame’s 37.
6:09 p.m.: Jones lofts a ball as much as Smith, and the latter goes as much as gather it for a 22-yard acquire out to the 49.
6:07 p.m.: The second-half kick goes for a touchback, giving Alabama the ball at its 25.
Halftime: Alabama 21, Notre Dame 7
5:48 p.m.: Halftime stats:
Whole yards: Alabama 278; Notre Dame 189
Passing: Alabama 14 for 16, 182 yards, three touchdowns; Notre Dame 10 for 15, 84 yards
Speeding: Alabama 12 rushes for 97 yards; Notre Dame 24 rushes for 105 yards
First downs: Alabama 15; Notre Dame 9
Third down effectivity: Alabama 3 for 4; Notre Dame 5 for 10 (1 for 1 fourth down)
Time of possession: Alabama 12:15; Notre Dame 17:45
5:46 p.m.: Bama takes a knee to finish the half.
5:45 p.m.: Missed discipline objective, Notre Dame. Doerer drove it low on the lengthy try, and an Alabama defender could have gotten a hand on it.
5:44 p.m.: It is fourth down Notre Dame on the Alabama 33, establishing a 50-yard discipline objective try for Jonathan Doerer.
5:43 p.m.: Timeout, Notre Dame (0:11)
5:42 p.m.: And now Ebook finds Ben Skowronek for a 20-yard acquire to the Alabama 40. Notre Dame has 18 seconds left after the spike.
5:41 p.m.: And now there is a 19-yard designed quarterback draw. That will get Notre Dame to its 40-yard line with 34 seconds left.
5:40 p.m.: Good protection forces a Ebook scramble. It is second-and-1 on the 21 with 37 seconds.
5:40 p.m.: Notre Dame to take over at its 11 with 44 seconds remaining.
5:38 p.m.: Alabama’s stopped for the primary time after Jones’ back-shoulder throw to John Metchie III falls incomplete. Bama needs a penalty on McCloud, however will not get one. Large cease for Notre Dame, contemplating the Crimson Tide get the ball out of the half.
5:35 p.m.: Timeout, Alabama (0:56)
5:34 p.m.: Alabama will get just a little cute with the play-calling, making an attempt to get Smith happening a reverse of kinds. Notre Dame tackles him for a lack of 6, giving the Tide third-and-12 with a couple of minute left within the half.
5:32 p.m.: Jones finds, who else, Smith on third down for the conversion. That is 5 targets, 5 catches and 100-plus yards for the receiver. Tide driving at their 46.
5:26 p.m.: Tide get to Ebook on third-and-8, and he cannot full the cross to his receiver. One other punt incoming. Alabama will take over at its 23 with fewer than six minutes to play
5:24 p.m.: Alabama once more sends stress on third down, however Ebook handles it effectively and throws it to his tight finish beneath the protection. First down Notre Dame at its 41.
5:22 p.m.: Notre Dame takes over once more at its 25. Smith, in the meantime, is on the coaching bike getting checked out by trainers.
5:17 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, ALABAMA. One play later, Jones hits Smith on the slant for a 34-yard landing. Smith was gradual to rise up, however is strolling on his personal energy on the sideline to the Alabama medical tent. It is 21-7 Alabama with 8:49 left within the half.
5:17 p.m.: Adopted promptly by a 15-yard acquire to Billingsley, who was draped by a Notre Dame defender. Tide driving on the 34.
5:16 p.m.: One other fast horizontal cross to Smith goes for twenty-four yards out to the Notre Dame 49. Wonderful downfield blocking by Alabama’s expert gamers.
5:12 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, NOTRE DAME. Williams takes it in from lower than a yard out to get the Irish on the board. It is 14-7 Alabama with 11:16 left within the half. That drive took 15 performs, traversed 75 yards and ate 8:03 of sport clock.
5:11 p.m.: Name stands; Notre Dame’s offense comes again out onto the sector.
5:08 p.m.: One other designed run by Ebook on third-and-goal from the three. He is known as down quick on the objective line, however that is going to assessment. He was down, nevertheless it is dependent upon the place Ebook had the ball earlier than he went down.
5:05 p.m.: Timeout, Notre Dame (12:04)
5:03 p.m.: Two performs later, first down. Notre Dame on the 9 now and in determined want of a landing.
5:02 p.m.: Ebook finds Williams out of the backfield for a 4-yard acquire. Irish have second-and-6 on the 16.
Finish of first quarter: Alabama 14, Notre Dame 0
4:57 p.m.: Good name by Williams on that play; it seemed prefer it was a busted play, however he made Alabama’s Christian Harris miss within the backfield and acquire 9 yards. One play later, Notre Dame nets one other first down on the Bama 20.
4:56 p.m.: Notre Dame simply will get a primary down on third-and-3 at Alabama’s 35. The Irish are doubtless in four-down territory for the remainder of this drive, yardage pending.
4:52 p.m.: Timeout, Notre Dame (2:27)
4:50 p.m.: Notre Dame takes benefit of Alabama’s upfield pass-rush and throws a delayed display to operating again Chris Tyree for a 27-yard acquire. The Irish are driving at Alabama’s 45 after the acquire.
4:49 p.m.: The Irish are again at it at their 25.
4:45 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, ALABAMA. One play later, Jones finds a wide-open Jahleel Billingsley on their lonesome ultimately zone. Smith demanded a double crew and left the tight finish all by his lonesome. It is 14-0 Alabama with 4:19 left within the first quarter.
4:45 p.m.: Harris LEAPS over Notre Dame defensive again Nick McCloud and takes all of it the best way to the Notre Dame 12 for a 53-yard run.
4:43 p.m.: There’s one other first down for Alabama, now out to the 35 in three performs (the final by receiver Slade Bolden). A lot of horizontal play-calling early.
4:42 p.m.: Harris offers Alabama some operating room, operating left 15 yards to the 18.
4:38 p.m.: Jay Bramblett’s punt is near-perfect, rolling 47 yards to be downed on the Bama 3. The Tide will take over there, however officers have to verify first that the ball did not contact any Alabama gamers.
4:36 p.m.: Notre Dame converts third-and-2 by with a fast 6-yard connection between Ebook and tight finish Michael Mayer, to the 33.
4:34 pm.: Notre Dame takes over at its 25 after the kickoff touchback.
4:30 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, ALABAMA. One goal, one catch, one landing for Smith. He takes a fast cross and runs it in 26 yards for the landing. It is 7-0 Alabama with 10:14 within the first quarter.
4:28 p.m.: Notre Dame sends stress, however cannot attain Jones. He rolls out and hits Forristall for six yards and a primary down — they’re now on the Notre Dame 37.
4:26 p.m.: Alabama begins with a 15-yard catch-and-run by tight finish Miller Forristall. The Crimson Tide driving on the 36.
4:25 p.m.: Alabama forces a punt, and can take over at its 21-yard line after the DeVonta Smith honest catch.
4:23 p.m.: Good 15-yard run by Notre Dame operating again Kyren Williams, who bounces the ball out left and will get the Irish a primary down on the 27.
4:21 p.m.: Alabama wastes no time displaying off its physicality — Josh Jobe comes flying down the sector and causes a fumble deep in Notre Dame territory. The Preventing Irish will begin their drive on the 8-yard line.
4:19 p.m.: Notre Dame wins the toss and elects to obtain the ball first. Right here we go.
Faculty Soccer Playoff schedule
Friday, Jan. 1
|Bowl||Matchup||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|Rose Bowl (AT&T Stadium)||No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Notre Dame||4 p.m.||ESPN, fuboTV|
|Sugar Bowl||No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Ohio State||8 p.m.||ESPN, fuboTV|
Monday, Jan. 11
|Bowl||Matchup||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|CFP championship sport (Exhausting Rock Stadium)||TBD vs. TBD||8 p.m.||ESPN, fuboTV|