Cotton Bowl 2021: Cincinnati vs Alabama Date, Time, TV, Weather & History for NCAAF Game
College football bowl season is finally here. One intriguing matchup this year is the Cotton Bowl Classic, which will pit the No. 4 Cincinnati Bearcats against the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide.
Cotton Bowl Classic 2021
Here's everything you need to know about the 2021 Cotton Bowl Classic.
Cotton Bowl Classic Date
The 2021 Cotton Bowl Classic will take place on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
Cotton Bowl Classic Time
This year's Cotton Bowl Classic kicks off at 3:30 p.m. ET on Dec. 31.
Cotton Bowl Classic TV
The 2021 Cotton Bowl Classic will air on ESPN.
Cotton Bowl Classic Location
Cincinnati will square off against Alabama at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX.
Cotton Bowl Classic Weather
AT&T Stadium is a domed football stadium, so the weather will not be a factor. Regardless, the forecast for Dallas on Friday calls for a high of 75 degrees and cloudy skies.
Cotton Bowl Classic History
The Cotton Bowl Classic has been played since 1937. It features one of the national semifinal matchups every three years, which includes this season's game.
Cincinnati has never appeared in this bowl game. They lost to Georgia, 24-21, in the 2020 Peach Bowl, their last bowl game appearance.
Alabama has also never appeared in this bowl game. They defeated Ohio State, 52-24, in the 2020 CFP National Championship, their last bowl game appearance.
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