We are one week away before two of the Titan’s of College Football collide in Miami for the CFP National Championship. Alabama and Ohio State are no strangers to the spotlight. Like most championship games, the focus will be on which quarterback can make the plays to lead their team to victory. I believe Alabama has a “secret weapon” in its arsenal in the form of redshirt junior defensive lineman Christian Barmore.
Barmore has been a fixture in the opponent’s backfields all season but seems to be surging at just the right time. Barmore has collected five of his seven sacks over the past four games, including one against Notre Dame in the CFP Semifinals.
If Barmore can make plays in the backfield against Justin Fields and Trey Sermon, it will go a long way in determining the outcome of the game.
It goes without saying that the skill players for each team will be important and will make plenty of plays that will affect the game, but I believe Christian Barmore can be the “X-Factor” that pushes the Tide over the top.
Stacey Blackwood is the Co-Founder and President of Tide Talk Sports. Follow him on Twitter @Blackwood89 and always feel free to reach out with questions and comments. Roll Tide.
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