Alabama vs. Washington Peach Bowl: Time, TV schedule, game preview
One-half of the College Football Playoff National Championship will be determined when No. 4 Washington takes on top-ranked Alabama in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. The Crimson Tide have been ranked No. 1 all season, with 12 of their 13 wins coming by double-digit margins.
Television: The game will be broadcast on ESPN at 3 p.m. Eastern on Saturday, Dec. 31. You can livestream the game on Watch ESPN.
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Quarterback Jake Browning had a tremendous season for Washington, throwing for 3,280 yards with 42 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Only Toledo’s Logan Woodside (45 touchdowns) has thrown more touchdown passes this season.
Jalen Hurts is Alabama’s freshman quarterback sensation. He threw for 2,592 yards with 22 touchdowns and nine interceptions this season and was second on the team with 841 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground.
Washington is in search of its second National Championship; Alabama is looking for its 16th. The Huskies have won three straight games since losing to then-No. 20 USC 26-13 on Nov. 12; Alabama has won 25 games in a row since losing to Ole Miss on Sept. 19, 2015.
Alabama is in search of its second National Championship in a row and fourth in the last six seasons.
The Crimson Tide are in the midst of the 12th undefeated season in the 113-year history of Division I football at the school.
Washington has never beaten Alabama (0-4), with the most recent loss coming in El Paso, Tex. in 1986 in the Sun Bowl by a final of 28-6.
This is Alabama’s 13th year in a row of playing in a bowl game; the Crimson Tide are 8-5 in the previous 12 seasons, including two wins last season (Cotton Bowl, College Football Championship).
The Crimson Tide have been ranked No. 1 at some point in each of the last nine seasons. Washington is 4-1 against Top-25 programs this season.
Alabama defensive back Marlon Humphrey is questionable with a hamstring injury. Crimson Tide wide receiver ArDarius Stewart is questionable with an undisclosed injury.