Alabama football's Bryce Young sets two new single season records in Cotton Bowl

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Alabama football quarterback Bryce Young passed Tua Tagovailoa's school single-season passing touchdown record early in the first quarter in the Cotton Bowl against Cincinnati.

An 8-yard touchdown to Slade Bolden gave Young his 44th passing touchdown of the season. The throw was Young's first of the game following a drive where Alabama ran the ball 10 times.

Tagovailoa set the touchdown record during his sophomore season in 2018 while throwing for just under 4,000 yards.

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Later in the fourth quarter a 9-yard touchdown to Cameron Latu passing Mac Jones for the single-season passing yard record at 4,500. Jones set the record last year in 13 games.

Young has taken home many awards this season including the Heisman Trophy, consensus All-American status and the Davey O'Brien award. Young has completed 68% of his passes and thrown four interceptions.

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Alabama quarterback Bryce Young (9) celebrates with teammates after scoring against Cincinnati in the 2021 College Football Playoff Semifinal game at the 86th Cotton Bowl in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas Friday, Dec. 31, 2021. [Staff Photo/Gary Cosby Jr.]
Alabama quarterback Bryce Young (9) celebrates with teammates after scoring against Cincinnati in the 2021 College Football Playoff Semifinal game at the 86th Cotton Bowl in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas Friday, Dec. 31, 2021. [Staff Photo/Gary Cosby Jr.]

This article originally appeared on The Tuscaloosa News: Alabama football's Bryce Young passes two single season passing records

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