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Monday, January 7, 2013
Twittercast: Tide's strong opening statement

By ESPN.com staff

Alabama took a quick 7-0 lead over Notre Dame with 12:03 remaining in the opening quarter of the Discover BCS National Championship Game.

That was the longest TD drive against Notre Dame this season #NDvsBAMA

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 8, 2013

Bama just made an opening STATEMENT. #NDvsBAMA

— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) January 8, 2013

#Irish can't stop run it's going to get ugly. Already opened up play-action once. Bama OL had its way on first drive #NDvsBAMA

— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) January 8, 2013

Notre Dame is doing nothing to help itself. Tough way to start a game when you're the underdog. #NDvsBAMA

— Alex Scarborough (@AlexS_ESPN) January 8, 2013

Notre Dame going after the run and Bama goes over the top with McCarron's best weapon: play-action #NDvsBama

— Edward Aschoff (@AschoffESPN) January 8, 2013

Alabama runs the ball on first down, and every Crimson Tide fans cheers sarcastically. #NDvsBAMA

— Alex Scarborough (@AlexS_ESPN) January 8, 2013

I forgot, if Mccarron plays well bama could score 40

— shaun king (@realshaunking) January 8, 2013

This season, Notre Dame has held 7 teams to a season-low in points, but only 1 team was held to a season-low in yardage (Oklahoma)

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 8, 2013