Brian Robinson Jr. vows Alabama football will repeat as CFP national champions

Erik Hall
The Tuscaloosa News
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Alabama running back Brian Robinson Jr. made a bold statement immediately after defeating the Cincinnati Bearcats in Friday's College Football Playoff semifinal at the Cotton Bowl. Alabama defeated Cincinnati 27-6 on Friday.

Robinson vowed that Alabama would repeat at the CFP national champions.

He made the statement on the podium after receiving the Cotton Bowl's most outstanding offensive player award.

Robinson was asked by ESPN's Molly McGrath why this year's Alabama team is a team that could repeat as national champions.

"We just know how to fight, man," Robinson said. "We know how to fight 'til the end. We know how to come together as a team, as a unit. Man, we just warriors. We fight until the end with everything we do. That's why we're going to win the natty — repeat."

Robinson rushed for 204 yards on 26 carries during Friday's win against Cincinnati.

The 2022 College Football Playoff national championship is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. CT in Indianapolis. Alabama will face the Georgia Bulldogs. 

Dec 31, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back Brian Robinson Jr. (4) walks off the field with the offensive MVP trophy after the game against the Cincinnati Bearcats in the 2021 Cotton Bowl college football CFP national semifinal game at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama, ranked No. 1 in the USA Today Sports AFCA Coaches Poll, improved to 13-1 overall. The No. 4-ranked UC Bearcats ended the season 13-1 overall. After their CFP semifinal, Alabama leads the all-time series 6-0 vs. the Cincinnati Bearcats. 

The Crimson Tide are looking for a second consecutive national title after defeating Ohio State 52-24 in the 2021 CFP national championship game on Jan. 11, 2021. 

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Nick Saban is the Alabama football head coach. Luke Fickell is the Cincinnati Bearcats football head coach. 

Erik Hall is the lead digital producer for sports with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik

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