4. Can Travis Etienne get going?
It took Clemson wearing down Notre Dame’s defense before Travis Etienne was able to blast off a couple of big runs, including his huge touchdown rush that was the exclamation point of the win.
Can he get going against Alabama?
I expect that the Crimson Tide are going to stack the box just as Notre Dame did and bring pressure.
It will be interesting to see if the Tigers can stick with the run even if it isn’t too successful early in order to wear down Alabama’s defense for the fourth quarter.