- Associated Press - Sunday, December 4, 2016

Washington (12-1, Pac-12) vs Alabama (13-0, SEC), Dec. 31, 3 p.m. ET.

LOCATION: Atlanta

TOP PLAYERS

Washington: QB Jake Browning, 3,280 passing yards, 42 touchdowns, seven interceptions.

Alabama: DE Jonathan Allen, 8.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries for touchdowns.

NOTABLE

Washington: The only playoff team not ranked among the top 6 in preseason AP Top 25. Beat Colorado 41-10 in Pac-12 championship game.

Alabama: Seeking a second straight national title and fifth in eight years. No NCAA team has won 15 games, though Yale and Penn did it in the 19th century. Beat Florida 54-16 to claim third straight SEC title.

LAST TIME

Alabama 28, Washington 6. (Dec. 25, 1986, Sun Bowl)

BOWL HISTORY

Washington: 18-17-1 all-time in bowl games.

Alabama: 36-24-3 bowl record, national highs for both bowl appearances and victories.

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