PHOTO GALLERY: 1st Half of the 2020 Citrus Bowl

Alabama goes into the locker room down 14-16.


The first half started out fast and impressive for Alabama as they scored on their first possession of the game with an 85-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Mac Jones to Jerry Jeudy. They wouldn’t see the end zone again in the first quarter or most of the second. With a little more than three minutes to go in the second quarter, Najee Harris would score a touchdown putting Alabama on top 13-14 with the extra point.


It didn’t last long. Michigan would get a field goal as time expired in the first half, putting them on top 14-16. The 57-yard kick tied the record for the longest field goal in Michigan history, and it set the record for the longest in Citrus Bowl history.


As the first half ended, Alabama had 205 net total yards compared to Michigan’s 286. Net rushing yards also had Michigan on top at 135 to 60. Alabama has the edge in average yards per rush with six to Michigan’s five.