It seems to be a foregone conclusion that Washington is doomed in their national semifinal College Football Playoff game against Alabama. But are they?
Washington is set to take on Alabama in the 2016 Peach Bowl for a shot at that elusive national championship game. The unbeaten and mighty Tide are heavy favorites against the Huskies, but that doesn’t necessarily mean Washington can’t pull of the upset of the decade.
Alabama is a talented, deep, well-coached team who puts their foot on an opponent’s throat and doesn’t stop until they feel it snap. But are they vulnerable? Certainly…every team is.
So how can the Huskies hope to defeat a team who many people believe could actually compete with the Cleveland Browns or San Francisco 49ers this season? It won’t be easy, and Chris Petersen‘s team will have to be nearly perfect.
Other than playing typically solid Washington Huskies football, there are five key ingredients that will have to be there for the upset. If the Huskies can follow this roadmap, there’s an excellent shot for a win.