By email@example.com (Matthew Speakman)
Alabama recognized 10 players following its 24-7 win over No. 4 Washington in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on Saturday.
Running back Bo Scarbrough, who ran for an Alabama-bowl-record 180 yards, joined right tackle Jonah Williams as the two offensive players honored by the coaches. Scarbrough earned offensive MVP honors in a performance that included a 68-yard touchdown run to seal the victory for the Crimson Tide.
Linebacker Ryan Anderson, cornerback Anthony Averett, linebacker Reuben Foster and safety Ronnie Harrison were recognized by Alabama as the defensive players of the week. Anderson was the game’s defensive MVP as his 26-yard interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter gave Alabama a 17-7 lead going into the half. Averett led the secondary with eight tackles and also forced a fumble, while Harrison finished second in the secondary with six tackles. Foster recorded a team-high nine tackles and led the defense as it held Washington to 44 rushing yards.
Alabama honored Keaton Anderson, safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, Adam Griffith and JK Scott as the team’s special teams players of the week. Scott pinned the Huskies inside the 20-yard line three times, and averaged 45.9 yards on his eight punts. Griffith made three extra points and drilled a 41-yard field goal to give Alabama a 10-7 lead. Anderson and Fitzpatrick both contributed in kick-off coverage. Fitzpatrick’s contributions included making a stop on the 12 yard line on the opening kickoff, while Anderson added a tackle in both kickoff and punt coverage.
No. 1 Alabama will take on No. 2 Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 9.
Source:: The Crimson White Sports