Top-ranked Alabama took on No. 4 Cincinnati in the 2021 Cotton Bowl, which served as a College Football Playoff semifinal game this season. The Crimson Tide dominated the Bearcats, with a final score of 27-6.
Alabama’s defense held Jerome Ford and the Cincinnati offense to only two field goals, never allowing a touchdown.
The game had implications beyond the College Football Playoff, as Cincinnati looked to prove they belonged in the playoff. The Bearcats were the first Group of 5 team to be one of the top-four teams at the end of the season.
Fans, former players and analysts took to Twitter to share their opinions on Alabama’s dominating performance over the Bearcats.
The CDC now recommends not trying to tackle Brian Robinson.
— Clint Lamb (@ClintRLamb) December 31, 2021
I’m all good with an expanded @CFBPlayoff, more meaningful games, but we can’t even get good semifinals games now. This was a complete mismatch.
— Ryan Brown (@RyanBrownLive) December 31, 2021
The CDC now recommends making Will Anderson a Heisman finalist
— Trinidad C. Miller (@trin_miller61) December 31, 2021
In a “down year,” Alabama simply made it back to the national championship game. RTR 🐘
— Marq Burnett (@Marq_Burnett) December 31, 2021