The primary of the Faculty Soccer Playoff semifinal video games is ready to happen between No. 1 Alabama and No. Four Notre Dame.
The highest-ranked Crimson Tide — favored by almost three touchdowns in opposition to the Combating Irish — are historic favorites of their Rose Bowl Sport matchup, and a whole lot of that has to do with their unimaginable offense. That begins with quarterback Doak Walker Award finalist Najee Harris, Heisman finalist Mac Jones and Sporting Information Participant of the Yr DeVonta Smith. How a lot success will they see in opposition to an Irish protection that ranks 21st nationally in complete protection and 14th in scoring protection?
Conversely, Notre Dame will look to quarterback Ian Guide, working again Kyren Williams and several other proficient tight ends — a gaggle that put up 47 factors in opposition to No. 2 Clemson in a daily season win — to maintain Alabama off stability. The Crimson Tide protection has one thing to show after giving up 46 factors in a slender SEC championship sport win, and can probably throw a barrage of blitzes at Guide to maintain him from settling in and discovering his receivers.
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Third quarter: Alabama 28, Notre Dame 7
6:43 p.m.: Jones finds a few targets in Forristal and Bolden to provide Alabama a primary down on the Notre Dame 44.
6:41 p.m.: Smith almost broke one other punt return for a landing, however will accept a good return to get Alabama to the 30-yard line.
6:40 p.m.: Backup Drew Pyne is in to complete out the drive for Guide. It lasts two performs as Bama forces a punt on fourth-and-16.
6:36 p.m.: Timeout known as on the sphere. Guide’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 heart to sack Guide for a 14-yard loss again to the 30.
6:34 p.m.: Sophomore Byron Younger obtained a bit of additional shove on Guide on a throw-away play. That is a 15-yard penalty, giving NOtre Dame the ball at its personal 44.
6:33 p.m.: Notre Dame requires the truthful 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 obtained each ft 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-Four 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 power it right down to his checkdowns.
6:25 p.m.: Owens is known as for holding on first-and-10, the primary penalty by both workforce. 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 of Mayer, will get beneath the throw and provides Alabama the ball at its 39-yard line. First turnover of the day for both workforce.
6:19 p.m.: One other first down for the Irish after Guide 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 Guide obtained 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 go 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 obtained the deflection by pushing upfield on heart Chris Owens — Landon Dickerson’s alternative.
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 accumulate 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 Three 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 purpose, 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 purpose try for Jonathan Doerer.
5:43 p.m.: Timeout, Notre Dame (0:11)
5:42 p.m.: And now Guide 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 Guide 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 a bit of 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 Guide on third-and-8, and he cannot full the go 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 Guide handles it properly 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 sluggish to stand 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 go to Smith goes for 24 yards out to the Notre Dame 49. Glorious 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 sphere.
5:08 p.m.: One other designed run by Guide on third-and-goal from the three. He is known as down quick on the purpose line, however that is going to overview. He was down, nevertheless it depends upon the place Guide 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.: Guide 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-Three at Alabama’s 35. The Irish are probably 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 screen to working 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 own in the long run zone. Smith demanded a double workforce and left the tight finish all by his lonesome. It is 14-Zero 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). Numerous horizontal play-calling early.
4:42 p.m.: Harris offers Alabama some working room, working 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 ensure 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 Guide 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 go and runs it in 26 yards for the landing. It is 7-Zero 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 Forristal 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 Forristal. 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 truthful catch.
4:23 p.m.: Good 15-yard run by Notre Dame working 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 sphere and causes a fumble deep in Notre Dame territory. The Combating 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. Four Notre Dame||Four p.m.||ESPN, fuboTV|
|Sugar Bowl||No. 2 Clemson vs. No. Three Ohio State||Eight p.m.||ESPN, fuboTV|
Monday, Jan. 11
|Bowl||Matchup||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|CFP championship sport (Exhausting Rock Stadium)||TBD vs. TBD||Eight p.m.||ESPN, fuboTV|