Bryce Young Caps Off Collegiate Career with Dominant Performance
Bryce Young has spent the last two seasons dazzling Alabama and college football fans with one spectacular play after another. With just under nine minutes to play in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, Young's collegiate career came to a close.
Young came in for one final play on first down after Will Reichard's field goal put the Tide up by 32 points. He handed the ball off and then swapped places with Jalen Milroe as the crowd in New Orleans showered him with cheers of gratitude and adoration.
Young's career with the Crimson Tide had a fitting ending to it. After being left out of the playoffs, Young opted to play in the Sugar Bowl despite wide speculation that he would or should opt out due to his NFL Draft status. Instead, he came to New Orleans and put on an absolute show.
His day ended with multiple records. Young broke a tie with Tua Tagovailoa for most five touchdown pass games in school history with five, moved into the second slot for all-time touchdown passes in program history with 80 (Tagovailoa threw 87), and broke the school record for touchdown passes in a bowl game with five.
New Orleans got to see Young complete 15 of 21 passes for 321 yards and five touchdowns to five different receivers. Burton, Latu, Bond, Prentice, and Brooks all had a hand in helping Young set the records he did Saturday.
When the final whistle blew, Young and the Tide had completed a 45-20 shellacking of the Kansas State for a Sugar Bowl victory. For his efforts, he was named the MVP of the game.