-Alabama has played in a total of nine Cotton Bowl contests in school history, boosting its
record 5-4 all-time in those games with its win over Cincinnati.
• Bryce Young set the school record for the most passing touchdowns in a season at 44,
after connecting with Slade Bolden on an eight-yard touchdown pass on the Crimson
Tide’s opening drive.
o Young reset that record throughout the remainder of the game, concluding the
contest at 46.
• Young also broke the single-season passing yards record, surpassing Mac Jones who set
the record at 4,500 in 2020.
o Young came into the CFP Semifinal/Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic with 4,322
passing yards, and currently holds the record with 4,503 heading into the
national championship game.
• Alabama logged 172 yards rushing in the first half, the most first-half rushing yards by
the Crimson Tide this season.
o The 172 yards rushing is also more than the Crimson Tide has recorded in a
complete game in eight of 13 games this season.
• Brian Robinson Jr. had 134 yards rushing in the first half, marking just the second time
this season he has recorded 100-or-more yards rushing in a half.
o His 134 yards in the first half against Cincinnati is more than he has recorded in a
complete game in 10 of his 12 games this season.
• Brian Robinson Jr. recorded a career-high 204 yards rushing in the game, setting an
Alabama bowl record in the process
o Robinson Jr. surpassed Bo Scarbrough, who recorded 180 yards against
Washington on Dec. 21, 2016.
• Alabama’s defense had six pass breakups against Cincinnati, tying a season high when
the Crimson Tide interfered with LSU as many times on Nov. 6.
• The game captains against Cincinnati were Alabama’s permanent captains in linebacker
Will Anderson Jr., defensive lineman Phidarian Mathis, offensive lineman Evan Neal,
quarterback Bryce Young