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College Football Schedule 2012: Notre Dame awaits opponent

The Fighting Irish will sit at home Saturday and watch the SEC Championship to find out who their opponent will be in the national championship.


The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have done everything that's asked of them this year. They've run the table and sit with a donut in the loss column after completing their regular season. Manti Te'o has been everything the Fighting Irish have expected and more.

Sporting a perfect record and the No. 1 ranking in the BCS with no games left to play, the Fighting Irish are assured a spot in the national championship in Miami in about six weeks. What they don't know yet is who they'll be playing. After Sunday's SEC Championship game though, they'll know if it's the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide or No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs.

Both Alabama and Georgia have one blemish on their records this year; a loss at home to the Texas A&M Aggies for Alabama and a road stomping at the hands of the South Carolina Gamecocks for Georgia. The Bulldogs haven't actually played a conference game in three weeks when they beat the Auburn Tigers 38-0 on Nov. 10. Since then, they've taken easy care of Georgia Southern and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Meanwhile, Alabama hasn't given up a point since losing to Texas A&M and has scored 98 of their own in the last two games.

SEC Championship: No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs versus No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide, 3 p.m. CT, CBS.