What does that tell us? That Alabama can lose, but it will take one of those type of games for it to happen.
Realized that I didn't address the question posed in the thread title - I think that ND will try, but it will hurt their game plan if they do it too much. They cannot outscore Alabama in an offensive slug-fest, so if they try an up tempo game, they damage their chances of winning. Their best hope is to keep Alabama close and hope that Alabama makes a mistake.
The more chances they take with their offense, the worse their chances are of winning that type of game - same goes for Alabama, IMO. That is why I expect this to be a game that both teams put on their running games, not their QBs.
My guess would be Kelly will only run a hurry up package when he sees the personnel packages he likes on the field. I'm sure both coaches will put in plays/schemes especially for the game but I can't see either coach deviating too much from what got them there.
In a Al.com article, Coach Kelley said they would use the hurry up offense but at selected times.
Please stand behind our troops or feel free to stand in front of them.
You didn't mention it. Lol
I think what also hurt us with the hurry up was that we didn't have the opportunity to get the right personnel on the field. Sounds like this may no longer be a problem as our young players have come along.