Alabama uses dominant second half to down Wolverines in the Citrus Bowl
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The Crimson Tide defeated the Michigan Wolverines 35-16 in the 74th annual Citrus Bowl Game on Wednesday, which gave them their eleventh win of the season.
Mac Jones was 16-25 passing for 327 yards and 3 touchdowns. Najee Harris led the Tide on the ground with 24 carries for 136 yards and two touchdowns. Jerry Jeudy had a career game in the air with 6 receptions for 204 yards and a touchdown.
Jeudy’s 204 yards were a career-high for him.
Alabama was down 16-13 headed into the second half of the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida.
The Tide quickly took the lead back with an early strike from Mac Jones to DeVonta Smith as the two hooked up for a 42-yard touchdown to give the Tide a 21-16 lead in the third quarter.
The game turned into a defensive one shortly after as both teams fail to put up any points for the remaining of the third quarter.
Alabama was able to get in the board again early in the 4th to take a 28-16 lead after Mac Jones hit Miller Foristall for a 20-yard touchdown completion. Harris powered in Alabama’s last score late in the fourth.
This is Alabama’s first win over the Wolverines since 2014.