ATLANTA — No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Washington face off in the Peach Bowl semifinal on Saturday in the Georgia Dome.
Alabama features the nation’s top defense while Washington ranks No. 4 scoring offense in the country.
Alabama and Washington will meet for the fifth time in the history of the storied programs, with the Crimson Tide winning the four previous contests. The last matchup came in 1986, when the Tide defeated the Huskies, 28-6, in the Sun Bowl.
Alabama vs. Washington, Peach Bowl semifinal game time, details
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Date: Saturday, Dec. 31
Location: Georgia Dome, Atlanta
Weather: Some sunshine, high of 51 (Game is played indoors)
The line: Alabama -14
What channel is Alabama-Washington in the Peach Bowl semifinal on?
ESPN is televising the game.
How can I watch Alabama-Washington online in the Peach Bowl?
You can stream the game at WatchESPN.
How can I listen to Alabama-Washington on the radio in the Peach Bowl?
You can listen to the broadcast on the Crimson Tide Sports radio network or on SiriusXM channel 80.
Who is calling the Peach Bowl for ESPN?
Joe Tessitore is handling play-by-play with Todd Blackledge as analyst and Holly Rowe as sideline reporter.
Peach Bowl: Alabama vs. Washington keys to the game
Alabama must limit turnovers
The Washington Huskies are No. 1 in the nation in turnover margin. The Huskies have intercepted 19 passes on the year while recovering 13 fumbles.
It’s going to be important for Alabama’s offense and special teams not to turn the ball over and put the Crimson Tide’s defense in bad situations.
You won’t find many coaching matchups better than Nick Saban vs. Chris Petersen.
Saban has built Alabama into a thriving dynasty and has the Crimson Tide in the hunt for its fifth national championship in eight years.
Petersen has turned Washington into the top dog in the Pac-12.
Saban is known for his defense. Petersen is known for offense. This should be a great battle of wits between the two coaches.