For the first time in its history, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will be one of the College Football Playoff’s Semifinals. While this is just the third year of the new playoff format, the Peach Bowl has been around since 1968, making it the ninth oldest bowl in college football. The Peach Bowl is always played in Atlanta, and it is one of the premier bowls in the country.
In the 49th edition of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, the Alabama Crimson Tide will take on the Washington Huskies for a chance to play in the National Championship. The winner of the #1 Alabama vs. # 4 Washington semifinal will face off against the winner of the #2 Clemson vs. #3 Ohio State semifinal for the whole ball of wax.
The Crimson Tide has been their usual dominant self this season, going 13-0 and being the top ranked team in the country. This will be Alabama’s first ever Peach Bowl appearance, but they are obviously no stranger to big games. Alabama has made the most bowl appearances and won the most bowl games in FBS history, compiling an amazing 37-24-3 record through 64 games. The Crimson Tide won it all last year, and they will be the heavy favorite to repeat as National Champions.
As for Washington, they have gone 12-1 and are currently ranked #4 in the AP Poll. The Huskies have never played in a Peach Bowl, but they’ve been in plenty of bowl games over the years. Through 35 bowls, Washington has posted a 17-17-1 record. In their most recent bowl appearance, they beat Southern Miss 44-31 in the 2015 Heart of Dallas Bowl.
Now that you know a little history on both of the teams, let’s break down the 2016 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
2016 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Viewing Details
Teams: Washington Huskies vs. Alabama Crimson Tide
Location: Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia
Date: Saturday, December 31, 2016
Time: 3:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: ESPN
Spread: Alabama -15, O/U 54
2016 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Ticket Information
If you’re looking to pick up a ticket to watch the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in person, heading to StubHub is probably your best bet. Currently on StubHub, the cheapest seat available is in Section 304, Row 20 for $166.00.