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Alabama Crimson Tide vs Washington Huskies: Tale of the Tape (via Crimson Magazine)

26 Dec 2016 Stan J. Griffin

By Stan J. Griffin: December 26, 2016

While all of the festivities and fun of Christmas have now passed, fans of both the Alabama and Washington football teams are hoping for a big late holiday gift on New Year's Eve in Atlanta.
That being a Chick Fil A Peach Bowl victory at the Georgia Dome which will send their team to the College Football Playoff National Championship Game Jan. 9 in Tampa. And for the Crimson Tide that would mean the opportunity to play for the program's 17th national title, and second straight.
Although Nick Saban's 13-0 Crimson Tide team is currently a heavy favorite over Chris Petersen's 12-1 Huskies, both have compiled impressive seasons on the way to rolling to  Southeastern Conference and Pac 12 titles respectively.

The following is a tale of the tape look at both squads that will be competing in the first CFP semifinal game on Dec. 31:

POINTS PER GAME:  Alabama 40.54, Washington 44.5

POINTS ALLOWED PER GAME: Alabama 11.77, Washington 17.2

FIRST DOWNS: Alabama 283, Washington 302

RUSHING YARDAGE: Alabama 3,185, Washington 2,730

RUSHING YARDAGE ALLOWED PER GAME: Alabama 63.4, Washington 123.5

AVERAGE GAIN PER RUSH: Alabama 5.7, Washington 5.5

RUSHING YARDS PER GAME: Alabama 245, Washington 210

RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS: Alabama 28, Washington 24

PASSING TOUCHDOWNS: Alabama 25, Washington 46

PASSING YARDS PER GAME: Alabama 226.31, Washington 267.2

PASSING YARDAGE ALLOWED PER GAME: Alabama 226.31, Washington 192.6


AVERAGE YARDAGE PER GAME OFFENSIVELY: Alabama 471.3, Washington 477.2

TOTAL KICKOFF RETURN YARDAGE: Alabama 445, Washington 603

TOTAL PUNT RETURN YARDAGE: Alabama 516, Washington 287

AVERAGE YARDS PER PUNT: Alabama 43.26, Washington 38.6

FIELD GOALS MADE: Alabama 20-27, Washington 16-20

AVERAGE TIME OF POSSESSION PER GAME:  Alabama 31:23, Washington 31:11

THIRD DOWN CONVERSIONS: Alabama 85-179 (47.49 percent), Washington 69-153 (45 percent)

TACKLES FOR LOSS: Alabama 105 for 537 yards, Washington 81 for 311 yards

SACKS: Alabama: 45 for 370 yards, Washington 37 for 218 yards

INTERCEPTIONS: Alabama 14 for 344 yards, Washington 19 for 222 yards

Special thanks: University of Alabama Athletics Communications and University of Washington Athletic Communications

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