Alabama 24, Washington 7
This was thee Georgia Dome’s last college game; a new stadium,the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, is being built right next door.
This was the largest crowd to ever watch a Peach Bowl with 75,996 spectators.
Washington had an early TD, which would end up being their last after, Alabama’s defense started to dominate. Alabama’s red hot defense held QB Jake Browning to only 3.9 yards per throw and the Huskies to only 1.5 yards per carry. Alabama’s backup RB, Bo Scarbrough, ran for 180 of Bama’s 327 yards.
A highly overlook Tide player is #22 Ryan Anderson (LB), pictured to the left, returning an interception for a TD. Ryan was awarded the defensive MVP trophy at the Peach Bowl.
The offensive MVP trophy was awarded to Bo Scarbrough. His 180 rushing yards broke Alabama’s school record for bowl games. He had 19 carries in this game which was a career high. Most impressively, Scarbrough had 131 yards after contact braking 14 tackles “It was his time,” quarterback Jalen Hurts said.
Surprisingly Jalen Hurts’ stats were low: 57 passing yards, LNG of 16, RAT of 84.2, RAW QBR of 13.8, these were all season lows. The defense came through to secure the win, and now they will go on to play Clemson in the Finals, but if they want to win their offense need to tighten up.