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WATCH: Nick Saban, Alabama players speak on victory over Michigan in Citrus Bowl

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The 2019 season for Alabama ended on a positive note.

Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide earned a 35-16 victory over Michigan in the Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. Mac Jones, redshirt sophomore, had his second career 300-yard passing (322) performance and tossed three touchdowns. Najee Harris recorded his sixth 100-yard rushing game of the year, totaling 136 yards with two scores on 24 carries. At wide receiver, Jerry Jeudy was the game’s Most Valuable Player, recording 204 yards on six catches with one touchdown.

Despite having some issues against Michigan’s run game, the Tide’s defense played better in the second half.

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Alabama recorded two interceptions off Shea Patterson, while the duo of Xavier McKinney and Anfernee Jennings each collected 10 tackles apiece. During the postgame presser, Jeudy, Jones and McKinney all joined Saban at the podium.

Saban was proud of the effort shown by his team and all three players wanted to show Crimson Tide fans that this group has the capability to finish the season strong. Regardless of this not being a College Football Playoff game, Alabama finishes the year at 11-2 and enters the offseason with confidence.

Check out the postgame presser below:


WATCH: Nick Saban, Alabama players recap victory over Michigan in Citrus Bowl

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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