Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough brought back memories of another famous running back named Bo when he scored a physical 68-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter of Saturday's Peach Bowl against Washington.
The bruising back, coming in at 6-2, 228 pounds, took the handoff to the left, shook off two would-be tacklers at the line of scrimmage and bursted free down the left sideline for a game-breaking score. He finished the play by cutting back to the middle of the field to elude the last Huskies defender standing.
The touchdown finished off a 98-yard drive that broke open a 24-7 lead for undefeated Alabama, who won by that score to clinch a spot in the College Football Playoff title game for the second-straight year. It also added to a career-high total for the talented sophomore.
Alabama non-Bo Scarbrough carries: 2.77 yards per carry— SI College Football (@si_ncaafb) December 31, 2016
Bo Scarbrough carries: 7.92 yards per carry
Bo Scarbrough’s 175 rushing yards is a record for an Alabama player in a bowl game (was 166, Sherman Williams in 1994 Citrus Bowl)— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 31, 2016
Scarbrough finished with 180 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries. That passes his previous high mark he set earlier this season against Tennessee.