The 2021 Cotton Bowl took place Friday night at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The NCAA football playoff game was between the Cincinnati Bearcats and the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Bearcats came into the matchup with a perfect regular-season record of 13-0, while Alabama was 12-1. However, the Crimson Tide dominated the Cotton Bowl, defeating Cincinnati 27-6.
This win is just one more thing for head coach Nick Saban to add to his laundry list of coaching accolades. He now has a coaching record of 27-12 all-time against AP top-four teams. According to The Athletic, who tweeted the remarkable feat, no other coach is even close to this record.
Nick Saban is now 27-12 all-time against AP top-four teams.
No other coach has more than 14 top-four wins. pic.twitter.com/jcsjFPo0KQ
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) January 1, 2022
It's easy to say that this, as well as his other accomplishments, prove that Saban is the best college football coach of our time. Since 2007, he has led Alabama to eight SEC championship titles and six national championship wins.
Saban and his crew are heading into the new year with high spirits. The Cotton Bowl ended just hours before the calendar year comes to an end, but their year of football lives on. The Crimson Tide is now focused on who their championship opponent will be.
They are the first team to make it to the 2021-2022 College Football Playoffs Championship and are anxiously waiting to see who will join them. This will be determined by the outcome of the 7:30 p.m. Orange Bowl. Both the Michigan Wolverines and the Georgia Bulldogs hold 12-1 records going into the New Year's Eve game.