No. 1 Alabama beats Notre Dame 31-14 in Rose Bowl

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Posted at 11:01 PM, Jan 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-02 01:01:36-05

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Alabama is rolling into another College Football Playoff championship game.

DeVonta Smith caught three of fellow Heisman Trophy finalist Mac Jones’ four touchdown passes, Najee Harris ran for 125 yards with a high-hurdling highlight and top-ranked Alabama beat No. 4 Notre Dame 31-14 on Friday in the relocated Rose Bowl game to reach its fifth CFP title game.

Alabama will play in its fifth CFP title game in six seasons on Jan. 11 in suburban Miami against No. 3 Ohio State.

Notre Dame has lost seven consecutive New Year’s Six games since 2000.