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Tale of the Tape on two heavyweights: #1 Notre Dame vs #2 Alabama

Mark Schlaback of ESPN.com layed out a fun table on the Alabama football team vs the Notre Dame football team.

  Notre Dame Alabama
Location South Bend, Ind. Tuscaloosa, Ala.
City population 101,081 91,605
County St. Joseph Tuscaloosa
City best known for its Football Ribs
Best postgame meal Parisi’s Dreamland
School enrollment 11,816 31,747
Founded 1842 1831
First year of football 1887 1892
All-time record 865-299-42 826-321-43
Number of times on NCAA probation 3 1
Colors Blue and gold Crimson and white
Home stadium capacity 80,795 101,821
Football graduation rate 97 percent 75 percent
Campus landmark Golden Dome Paul W. Bryant Museum
Most famous football landmark Touchdown Jesus Paul “Bear” Bryant statue
Campus vibe Crunchy Preppy
Politics 51 percent of St. Joseph County voted for Barack Obama 58 percent of Tuscaloosa County voted for Mitt Romney
Favorite cheer Victory March Rammer Jammer Cheer
Most famous alumnus (Hollywood kind) Regis Philbin Jim Nabors
Most famous alumnus (vocal kind) Tim Russell, “A Prairie Home Companion” Mel Allen, New York Yankees
Most famous alumnus (literary kind) Red Smith Winston Groom
National championships 11 14
Last national title 1988 2011
Greatest coach Knute Rockne Paul “Bear” Bryant
Greatest player George Gipp John Hannah
Heisman Trophy winners 7 1
College Football Hall of Famers 44 23
First-team All-Americans 188 107
Bowl appearances 33 60
Bowl record 15-16 33-22-3
NFL draft picks 471 305
Best NFL prospect LB Manti Te’o G Chance Warmack
Most important player QB Everett Golson C Barrett Jones
Best freshman CB KeiVarae Russell RB T.J. Yeldon
Best nickname Irish Chocolate (NG Louis Nix III) Ha Ha (S Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix)
Plays per game 69.9 63.4
Points per game 26.8 38.5
Rushing yards per game 202.5 224.6
Passing yards per game 218.8 214.5
Scoring defense ranking 1 2
Scoring offense ranking 73 13
Don’t mention 3 OTs vs. Pitt Johnny Football
Don’t mention 2.0 Gerry Faust Mike Shula
Play they’ll never forget Goal-line stand vs. Stanford T.J. Yeldon’s touchdown on screen pass vs. LSU
Ugliest game 29-26 win over Pittsburgh in 3 OTs 29-24 loss to Texas A&M
Most impressive game 30-13 win at Oklahoma 38-7 win over Mississippi State
Best moment in rivalry Tom Clements’ pass to Robin Weber in 24-23 victory in 1973 Sugar Bowl 28-10 victory in Birmingham, Ala., in 1986, Tide’s only victory in the series

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