He has completed 21 of 35 passes while scrambling for his life, and he's accounted for both Irish touchdowns.
He connected with Theo Riddick on a six-yard scoring pass for Notre Dame's latest score. He ran for two yards and the Irish's first touchdown.
Golson has passed for 270 yards.
This is not quite the biggest rout in BCS title game history. But it's close. And it counts.
Of course, USC vacated that victory as part of NCAA sanctioned when Bush was found to have received extra benefits.
AJ McCarron was considered a facilitator last season when Alabama won its title. He was a quarterback who wouldn't lose the Tide a game.
He's far better than that now.
McCarron has completed 20 of 27 passes for 264 yards and four touchdowns -- the last a 19-yard scoring pass to Amari Cooper.
Alabama has 502 yards of offense.
Cooper, a freshman, has six catches for 105 yards and two touchdowns.
Alabama has way too much speed for Notre Dame.
Oregon, of course, is faster than Alabama. And Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota compares favorably with Johnny Manziel, who gave Alabama fits in the Tide's loss this season.
But Oregon would have to deal with Alabama's power.