ARLINGTON, TX – Alabama No. 1 rolls through No. 4 Cincinnati 27-6 behind a monster day of running back Brian Robinson Jr. A Cotton Bowl semifinal win and sixth appearance in the College Football Playoff National Championship.
Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young threw for just 181 yards against Cincinnati’s elite defense, but threw three touchdown passes to several different receivers. Young broke program records for both yards per season and touchdown passes in his first game since his Heisman win.
Team Tide combined 11 hits – including 10 lunges – in their first possession to set the tone for the game. The Bearcats have made it into the red zone three times, but have settled on field goals twice and turned the ball down once against the most ostentatious dynasty in college football history.
Cincinnati only collected 72 yards in the first half, the lowest in any other game in College Football Extension history. Cincy played better in the second half to finish the game with a total of 218 yards, but still averaged just 3.8 yards per game. Quarterback Desmond Ryder struggled hard, completing just 17 passes from 32 for 144 yards. Running back Jerome Ford had 77 yards but only had 15 attempts in the game.
Alabama has now won all six games against Cincinnati in their combined history, even though the teams haven’t played since 1990. Tide awaits either Michigan No. 2 or Georgia No. 3 in the CFP National Championship on January 10, 2022.
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