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The BCS National Championship will likely be decided by the battle of the trenches.
Notre Dame has won 11 national titles in football, but hasn't earned one since 1988.
Golson has accumulated 11 passing touchdowns and five rushing touchdowns in his first season as the starter for the Irish.
Spaeth caught 36 passes and five touchdowns in four seasons with Arians as his offensive coordinator with the Steelers.
Golden returned a block punt for a touchdown for the Bears during the team's preseason finale.
Cook has played in 295 regular season games with three different teams.
Kyle Brindza has connected on 23-of-31 field goal attempts.
Lynch led all quarterbacks in the nation with 1,771 yards rushing to go with 2,962 yards passing.
Despite seven seasons in the NFL with three different teams, Brandon Marshall has not yet been on a team that has made the playoffs.