The College Football Playoff is finally here and No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Cincinnati will soon be squaring off in the Cotton Bowl with a berth in the CFP National Championship Game on the line.
Game: Cotton Bowl (Alamaba vs. Cincinnati)
Date: Friday, Dec. 31
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: AT&T Stadium – Arlington, Texas
Streaming option: fuboTV (Try for free)
In my opinion, Cincinnati is not one of the four best teams in the nation but that does not mean they are not deserving of playing in the CFP as they ran the table and got some help from other teams that are probably better than them.
Alabama, on the other hand, is not the same dominant Alabama team that we are used to seeing in the College Football Playoff but they are certainly better than Cincinnati.
For the Bearcats to have a chance of winning, QB Desmond Ridder is going to have to play the game of his life and Cincinnati will have to be turnover-free while also forcing a couple of Alabama turnovers.
Unfortunately, for Cincinnati, Alabama has the Heisman Trophy winner on their team in Bryce Young and he is going to tear apart the Bearcats defense.
When the dust settles, the Crimson Tide will advance to the National Championship Game.
FINAL SCORE PREDICTION
No. 4 Cincinnati 17
No. 1 Alabama 34