Jesse Williams injury: Alabama nose guard leaves game

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman Jesse Williams had to depart with an injury.

The Alabama Crimson Tide are running away with the 2013 BCS National Championship game, rolling up the Notre Dame Fighting Irish by a score of 42-14. They have also mostly kept a clean bill of health through the contest, other than what appeared to be a charley horse for quarterback A.J. McCarron that didn't seem to hinder him for too long.

Defensive lineman Jesse Williams was the first real injury on the night for the Tide. Midway through the fourth quarter, the Alabama nose guard would pull up and need assistance from the trainers. He would leave the field and miss the rest of the drive.

Notre Dame did go on to score on that drive to cut the deficit from 35 to 28. Williams and the Alabama defense did their job for most of the night though in shutting down the Irish offense. Alabama has manhandled the Irish for three quarters en route to building an early five touchdown lead.

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