Alabama has done it again, as they bulldozed over the Washington Huskies 24-7 to head to the 2016 College Football Playoff final.
Even though Washington held its own, they couldn't stop the Tide’s running game. Bo Scarbrough was the main back incorporated in and he was virtually unstoppable, setting a school bowl record with 180 yards rushing and scored two of the team’s touchdowns.
Quarterback Jalen Hurts did not have a great game, as the Huskies defense kept him to a bare minimum. Hurts completed just seven of 14 passes for only 54 yards, and was sacked twice. Luckily, Scarbrough’s contributions left him scot free of any real damage.
Washington’s offense took an awful beating by Alabama’s defense. Quarterback Jake Browning had nowhere to run or even look for that matter after a 16-yard pass to wide receiver Dante Pettis which scored the first touchdown of the game. Browning went 20 for 38 with 150 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions, one being returned for a pick six by Ryan Anderson.
Alabama’s defense did what they did best. They were after Browning every play and there was nothing that UW’s offensive line could do about it. Browning was sacked four times, so it’s easy to say that the Crimson Tide defense was clearly too much to handle. UW’s star receiver John Ross was absent from the game, held to five receptions for only 25 yards.
Alabama made it clear today that they are a great team. After several mistakes made and more turnovers than usual, Saban and company meant business and are ready to go in and win another championship.