Alabama returned to old-school football in the Cotton Bowl versus Cincinnati.
Brian Robinson rushed for 204 yards – the most by any Crimson Tide running back in a bowl matchup.
The Crimson Tide totaled 301 yards rushing on 47 carries, netting an average of 6.4 yards per rushing attempt. Bryce Young did not need a Heisman performance, but he tossed three touchdown passes. Young is Alabama’s single-season leader for passing yards (4,503) and touchdowns (46). The Tide recorded 482 yards offensively on one of the best defensive teams nationally, and its defense shut down one of the best offenses in college football. Alabama held the Bearcats to six points and 218 yards in a 27-6 victory.
The Crimson Tide had six sacks, eight tackles for loss, six pass breakups, two quarterback hurries, and allowed two conversions on 12 third-down attempts. Travis Kelce, a Cincinnati alum, watched the game at AT&T Stadium. He is one of the NFL’s most dominating tight ends, but he was not impressed with Alabama’s dominance.
Javion Cohen, a sophomore offensive lineman for the Tide, fired back at the Super Bowl champion on Twitter.
Y’all didn’t either tbh. https://t.co/Jh9V4PQpIn
— Javion Cohen (@cnoivaj) January 1, 2022
Alabama looks to defend its crown as national champions. Nick Saban and the Tide will battle Georgia in a rematch for all supremacy on Monday, Jan. 10, at Lucas Oil Stadium.
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