Bo Scarbrough remains Alabama's hottest offensive weapon.
The Crimson Tide tailback made only his second career start after a recent hot streak, including a huge semifinal game. By halftime, he had 76 yards with powerful touchdown runs of 25 and 37 yards. 'Bama led 14-7.
No. 9 runs it in from 37-yards to give Alabama the 14-0 lead! pic.twitter.com/AT1u9nltxF
— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) January 10, 2017
Scarbrough had more than half of his 719 yards in the past three games coming in, including a monster 180-yard performance against Washington.
Several of the top runners in Alabama history were on hand to watch.
Heisman Trophy winners Mark Ingram (2009) and Derrick Henry (2015) were on the field during pre-game warmups, while former NFL MVP Shaun Alexander watched from the sidelines.
Derrick Henry giving Scarborough & Co. a pep talk pic.twitter.com/8Y8j8anIYU
— John Zenor (@jzenor) January 10, 2017
Former offensive coordinaor Lane Kiffin was enjoying the show, too. He was replaced eight days before the game by Steve Sarkisian and left early to begin his job as Florida Atlantic's head coach.
— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) January 10, 2017