Brian Robinson Jr. rambles for 134 yards in the first half of the Cotton Bowl

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Alabama football running back and Tuscaloosa native Brian Robinson Jr. ran for 134 yards against Cincinnati in the first half in the Cotton Bowl.

He had 17 carries, giving him a 7.9-yard-per-rush average as the No. 1 Crimson Tide (12-1) faced the No. 4 Bearcats (13-0) for a spot in the national championship game.

Alabama came out with a run-heavy game plan to take advantage of Cincinnati's 45th-ranked run defense. Robinson took advantage, running behind his blockers.

Robinson displayed his speed on a pitch from Bryce Young and went 23 yards on his longest run of the half.

Robinson didn't utilize his speed and patience: at times he ran over Cincinnati defenders.

Robinson displayed all of his traits on this 16-yard run late in the first quarter.

Robinson graduated from Hillcrest High in Tuscaloosa before arriving at Alabama as a four-star recruit in 2017. The redshirt senior is trying to cap off his final season with his third national championship.

Alabama running back Brian Robinson Jr. (4) carries the ball 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 running back Brian Robinson Jr. (4) carries the ball 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.]

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