The Alabama Crimson Tide defense had a strong 2012 season, allowing just 10.7 points per game, the second fewest in the nation, behind only the 10.3 allowed by Notre Dame. So keeping the Fighting Irish off the scoreboard is certainly a top priority for Monday's game.
"He's a great quarterback," Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner said of Golson. "He makes plays last longer by using his legs. Any time you've got a dual-threat quarterback that can run and pass the ball like he does, they can be a challenge at any time because he can make plays last longer with his legs."
Golson, a sophomore from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has accumulated 2,135 yards passing with 11 touchdowns and five interceptions in his first season as the starter for the Irish. He also added five rushing touchdowns to the Notre Dame total.
Monday's BCS Championship is scheduled to kickoff at 8:30 p.m. ET and will be televised on ESPN.