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Alabama Defensive Backs Get Defensive

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Miami Gardens, Fla. (WHNT) - During the week leading up to the BCS National Championship Game, Notre Dame running back Theo Riddick was if he learned anything from watching film of Alabama's game against Texas A&M.

His response was, "That we can take advantage of their secondary".

Riddick may wish he could take those words back.

Though the Fighting Irish did have more passing yards than Alabama, the offense mustered just 14 points and had just 12 first downs through the air.  The secondary also nabbed an interception.

Members of the Tide like Dee Milliner and Deion Belue said that criticism inspired them for the contest.