Bama Headed Back to National Title Game After Dominating Defensive Effort Against Washington
Alabama’s defense has not given up much this year, but they did give up a 16-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter as Washington went up 7-0.
From there though, it was big, bad, Bama. They sacked Jake Browning five times, and they held Washington to 194-yards of offense.
Said Washington head coach Chris Petersen:”We’ve studied every snap that they’ve had this year, and the tape doesn’t lie when you watch that much tape. That’s. That’s as good of a defense that’s out there in college football.”
Bama’s defense made the play of the game as well. With the Tide up 10-7 with just over a minute left in the first half, Ryan Anderson got a 26-yard pick six.
Said Anderson:”I was a rusher and Reuben (Foster) gave me a call to peel it back. I peeled, and the quarterback didn’t see me, so I just picked it off.”
Bama’s offense was not spectacular, but Bo Scarbrough was. He had a 68-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to put the game away. Scarbrough ran for 180-yards, a new Tide bowl record.
Reporter:”Kind of take it through what it looked like through your eyes.”
Said Scarbrough:”I mean you will have to ask our offensive line about that because they did their job tonight. I just took what they gave me.”
Bama won 24-7 to advance to the national title game for the second straight year.
Said head coach Nick Saban:”We knew it would be a tough game out there. They’ve got a really good defensive team. I think our defense did a really good job against their explosive big play receivers and offense they have.”
Alabama will play Clemson in the national championship game, which will be a rematch of last year’s title contest.
The game goes down on January 9th in Tampa, Florida.