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Alabama Football vs Cincinnati: How to Watch and Pre-Game Open Thread

The Crimson Tide face off against the Bearcats.

NCAA Football: SEC Championship-Georgia vs Alabama
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The Crimson Tide is back in the College Football Playoffs for a record seventh time. Across the line of scrimmage will be an unfamiliar and unexpected foe in Cincinnati.

We are coming to you a little early, so get comfortable.

CFP - COTTON BOWL: Friday, December 31, 2021

Alabama Crimson Tide (12-1) at Cincinnati Bearcats (13-0)

Arlington, TX ~ 2:30/3:30 ESPN

  • Weather in Arlington is calling for cloudy skies and a high of 77°. Jerry World has a retractable roof, so weather will not be a factor.
  • Announcers: Sean McDonough and Todd Blackledge with Molly McGrath and Laura Rutledge on the sidelines.
  • Eli Gold on Alabama Radio.
  • The Crimson Tide hold a 5-0 all-time lead over the Tigers. Nick Saban has never faced Cincy as head coach of Alabama.
  • According to DraftKings sportsbook, the line on this game is Bama -13½. Over/Under is 58.


Wake Forest (-14.5; O/U 62) vs Rutgers 10am/11am ESPN (Jacksonville, FL)

Washington State (-7.5; O/U 57.5) vs Central Michigan 1pm/noon CBS (El Paso, TX)

Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See for details.

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