4.6 Yards gained per rushing attempt in the second quarter by Notre Dame this season.
51.8 Percentage of all plays in the second quarter of games in 2012 on which Notre Dame has attempted a pass.
52.9 Percentage of plays in the second quarter on which Alabama has run the ball.
6.7 Yards gained per pass attempt by Notre Dame in the second quarter this season.
8.2 Yards gained per pass attempt by Alabama in the second quarter.
THOUGH NOTRE DAME HAS ALLOWED ONLY TWO RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS ALL YEAR, THE FIGHTING IRISH HAVE NOT SEEN THE LIKES OF TIDE OFFENSIVE LINEMEN BARRETT JONES, CHANCE WARMACK & CO.
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Alabama has run the ball 66.4% of the time when it's been up by two touchdowns or more (60.7% overall) this season, and it has rushed for 6.4 yards per attempt when up by that margin. In the third quarter against Notre Dame, 'Bama is able to eat up time with a long drive. The Tide, however, comes away empty when Lacy spins right into a huge hit from Fighting Irish linebacker Manti Te'o (left) and fumbles the ball. Notre Dame recovers.