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

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 PLAY OFFENSIVELY:  Alabama 6.6, Washington 7.1

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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Stan J Griffin

I am a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where I currently reside and work. I am doing regular sports and feature writing for the Tuscaloosa-based Druid City Living and also am the Alabama beat writer for Crimson Magazine. I am a 1993 graduate of the University of Alabama, where I wrote for The Crimson White. I have an extensive background in newspaper journalism, having served as a sports editor and reporter for the Delta Democrat Times, St. Clair News-Aegis, Andalusia Star-News and the St. Clair County News.

I also have my own sports blog site, The Sports Connection, which I partner on with a friend of mine, and we began this site in November of 2012. I write blog on a variety of sports subject, and have also had guest contributors write their own blogs for the site. I have interviewed prominent sports figures for the site, including Paul Finebaum of the new SEC Network.

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Druid City Living (DCL) is Tuscaloosa, Alabama's premier community newspaper, covering the great people, places and activities of the area.

 

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