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It was over when ... Officials blew a call on Alabama's punt return, ruling that Christion Jones was hit by an Irish player. Instead of an Irish fumble recovery, the Tide drove for a second TD.
Gameball goes to ... The Alabama offensive line, which paved the way for the Tide's run game and protected AJ McCarron all night. Alabama scored touchdowns on its first three drives.
Stat of the game ... Alabama drives: The longest drive against Notre Dame's defense in the regular season was 75 yards. On Monday, Alabama had drives of 82, 80, 97 and 86 yards.
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