Film Room: The Standout Players Who Will Swing Alabama-Cincinnati

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Sports Illustrated

By Richard Johnson What do the Bearcats need to do to pull off a seismic upset in Friday’s Playoff semifinal? At least four of the five best offensive players among any of the College Football Playoff teams will be playing in the Cotton Bowl. Besides Cincinnati QB Desmond Ridder, three of them play for Alabama. Quarterback Bryce Young, wide receiver Jameson Williams and left tackle Evan Neal need no introduction, and each are premium players of a specific position group. Neal will likely be a top-five NFL draft pick next April. That’s why this matchup may rely more on standout individuals, whe…

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