BAMATIME’s Halftime Tidbits (vs. Washington)

ALABAMA 17, Washington 7


  • The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl’s line closed with Alabama as a 13-point favorite, marking the 11th consecutive postseason appearance the Crimson Tide has been considered the favorite. During this 11-game stretch, Alabama has been favored by an average of approximately 8½ points. The last time the Tide was an underdog for a bowl was the 2006 Independence Bowl versus Oklahoma State when the Cowboys were 2-point favorites.
  • Alabama entered the game having scored in 51 consecutive bowl appearances, which ranked as the second-most in NCAA history. Currently, Georgia is the all-time leader, having extended its scoring streak in bowl games to 52 games yesterday. The last time the Tide was held scoreless in a bowl game was the 1959 Liberty Bowl versus Penn State.


  • The first-quarter touchdown scored by Bo Scarbrough was his eighth rushing touchdown of the season, which is twice as many as the Alabama running back with the second-most rushing touchdowns in 2016.
  • In the first half, the Tide averaged just 4.1 yards per offensive play. The only opponent this season to hold Alabama to less than five yards per play is LSU (4.6).


  • When Washington scored to go up 7-0 in the first quarter, it marked the seventh time this season of 14 games, including four in a row, whereby Alabama’s opponent scored first.
  • Ryan Anderson’s 26-yard interception for a score right before halftime was the senior linebacker’s first touchdown in four seasons at Alabama.
  • In the first half, the teams’ punters—Alabama’s JK Scott and Washington’s Tristan Vizcaino—combined to average 46.8 yards per punt on 8 attempts.