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Alabama rolls Washington to advance to National Championship game

Posted: 7:54 PM, Dec 31, 2016
Updated: 2017-01-02 21:25:45Z
Alabama is making a third straight trip to the national championship game.
 
The top-ranked and unbeaten Crimson Tide are 14-0 after scoring 10 points off turnovers in a 24-7 win over No. 4 Washington in the Peach Bowl. Ryan Anderson returned an interception 26 yards for a touchdown to put Alabama ahead 17-7 with 1:13 left in the first half. It came after Anthony Averett forced a fumble that set up Adam Griffith's tiebreaking, 41-yard field goal.
 
Bo Scarborough carried the Tide's offense by running for 180 yards and two touchdowns to earn game MVP honors. He capped the scoring by rumbling 68 yards for a TD with 11:56 remaining.
 
Scarborough almost outgained the entire Huskies offense, which was held to 194 yards and didn't score after Jake Browning's 16-yard TD pass midway through the first quarter. Browning was 20 of 38 for just 150 yards and two interceptions for the 12-2 Huskies.
 
Alabama will play the winner of the Clemson-Ohio State game being played at the Fiesta Bowl. The national championship game is slated for Jan. 9 at Tampa, Fla.