2013 BCS championship game - Alabama vs. Notre Dame
Notre Dame's Manti Te'o warms up before the BCS National championship game at Sun Life Stadium on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Fla.
A Notre Dame fan offers a message of support for the Fighting Irish.
Carrying the flag
An Alabama flag waves outside Sun Life Stadium.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban, left, chats with Brian Kelly, Notre Dame's head coach, before the game.
Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly watches his players warm up.
Alabama Crimson Tide cheerleaders perform at the BCS championship game.
A trio of Notre Dame fans show their colors before the start of the game.
An Alabama fan smiles before the game.
No. 1 fans
Fans of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish cheer before the game.
On the face of it
A Notre Dame fan prepares for the start of the game.
Waiting for action
Fans cheer before the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish begin play.
A U.S. Air Force parachutist drops onto the playing field during festivities ahead of the start of the game.