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2021 Alabama football schedule: Dates, times, TV channels, scores

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Alabama has won three of the seven College Football Playoffs going into the 2021 college football season. That included 2020 when the Crimson Tide finished undefeated and beat Ohio State to win the title.

Coach Nick Saban and the Tide lost a lot from that title team, even three of the top five Heisman finishers — including winner DeVonta Smith. Despite that, Alabama is expected to compete for another SEC championship, another CFP appearance and another national title.

2021 Alabama football schedule: Dates, times, TV channels, scores

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Opponent Date Time (ET) TV Score
vs. No. 14 Miami
(Atlanta, GA)
Sept. 4 3:30 p.m. ABC W, 44-13
vs. Mercer Sept. 11 4 p.m. SEC Network W, 48-14
at No. 11 Florida Sept. 18 3:30 p.m. CBS W, 31-29
vs. Southern Miss Sept. 25 7:30 p.m. SEC Network W, 63-14
vs. No. 12 Ole Miss Oct. 2 3:30 p.m. CBS W, 42-21
at Texas A&M Oct. 9 8 p.m. CBS L, 41-38
at Mississippi State Oct. 16 7 p.m. ESPN W, 49-9
vs. Tennessee Oct. 23 7 p.m. ESPN W, 52-24
vs. LSU Nov. 6 7 p.m. ESPN W, 20-14
vs. New Mexico State Nov. 13 12 p.m. SEC Network W, 59-3
vs. No. 21 Arkansas Nov. 20 3:30 p.m. CBS W, 42-35
at Auburn Nov. 27 3:30 p.m. CBS  
vs. Georgia (SEC Championship) Dec. 4 4 p.m. CBS  

SCORES: See scores and stats from every college football game

Alabama players to watch

As is often the case, when you have a first-year starting quarterback, attention will start there. And after Mac Jones passed for 4,500 yards and 41 touchdowns, the Tide have big shoes to fill. Thankfully, Alabama can turn to Bryce Young. He passed for 156 yards in 2020 as the backup, but now the reins are his. The Tide open with No. 14 Miami (Fla.) in Week 1 and then travel to No. 13 Florida two weeks later, so Young will have some early tests.

John Metchie III will be a go-to target for Young after Metchie totaled 55 catches for 916 yards and six touchdowns a season ago. Alabama is working with a new OC this year, too, with Bill O'Brien replacing Steve Sarkisian.

Defensively, Will Anderson Jr. is only one of a handful of star players leading the defense, joining Christopher Allen, Henry To’o To’o, Christian Harris and others. 

2020 Alabama football results

Here was the full, detailed schedule for Alabama's 2020 football season, with results

at Missouri Columbia, MO W, 38-19
Texas A&M Tuscaloosa, AL W, 52-24
at Mississippi Oxford, MS W, 63-48
Georgia Tuscaloosa, AL W, 41-24
at Tennessee Knoxville, TN W, 48-17
Mississippi State Tuscaloosa, AL W, 41-0
Kentucky Tuscaloosa, AL W, 63-3
Auburn Tuscaloosa, AL W, 42-13
at LSU Baton Rouge, LA W, 55-17
at Arkansas Fayetteville, AR W, 52-3
Florida (SEC Championship) Atlanta, GA W, 52-46
No. 4 Notre Dame (College Football Playoff semifinal) Arlington, TX W, 31-14
No. 3 Ohio State (CFP National Championship) Miami Gardens, FL W, 52-24

2021-22 College Football Playoff schedule

Alabama has made the College Football Playoff six times — missing only in 2019.

Here's the schedule for the 201-22 College Football Playoff.

Semifinals Cotton Bowl Dec. 31, 2021 Arlington, TX AT&T Stadium
Semifinals Orange Bowl Dec. 31, 2021 Miami Gardens, FL Hard Rock
Championship CFP National Championship Jan. 10,
Indianapolis, IN Lucas Oil Stadium

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