Brian Robinson Jr.: College football world reacts to Alabama RB’s monster game in CFP semifinal
Brian Robinson Jr. had to wait his turn in a crowded Alabama running back room, watching the likes of Najee Harris ply their trade over the past few seasons.
With Robinson the No. 1 running back in 2021, he showed why he was worth the wait as he broke the 1,000-yard mark and ran for 14 touchdowns. But he saved his best performance for the College Football Playoff semifinal against Cincinnati as he turned in a career day, torching the Bearcats for 204 yards on 26 carries.
At halftime, Robinson had 134 rushing yards. Cincinnati’s offense alone had 77. His 204 yards were more than any other team had gained against the Bearcats defense all season, except for 1.
The 5th-year senior will look to end his season with a 2nd straight national championship, and 3rd overall, as the Tide have punched their ticket to Jan. 10’s national championship game against either Georgia or Michigan. And the college football world had plenty of reaction to his dominant performance:
Live look at Brian Robinson Jr. pic.twitter.com/cBeq56INK2
— Jordan Wolf (@byjordanwolf) December 31, 2021
Brian Robinson Jr looking at another three man front… pic.twitter.com/wRoM3HDCcX
— ESPNUpstate (@ESPNUpstate) December 31, 2021
As an old football coach, I greatly admire the loyalty of Brian Robinson, Jr. and that he is a man of his word. I'm happy to see him being rewarded tonight.
— Greg Hott (@GregHott1) December 31, 2021
Brian Robinson Jr. deserves all this praise. He's worked hard and waited his turn to shine. #RollTide
— Crimson Pride (@1uatidefan) December 31, 2021
Brian Robinson Jr is A MAN AMONGST BOYS.
— YourMomsTenderoni (@culturisk) December 31, 2021
Kudos to Cincinnati. They made someone other than Bryce Young beat them and Kudos to Alabama because Brian Robinson Jr. did.
— Matt Brown (@bracketbluster) December 31, 2021
Not to self: draft Brian Robinson Jr. in fantasy when the time comes
— Alex Hulisz (@fantasyoddball) December 31, 2021
Brian Robinson Jr made himself some money tonight
— My Team Has No Name (@httrhao) December 31, 2021
Brian Robinson Jr straight dominated this game
— Marcus (@M_RO501) December 31, 2021
Brian Robinson Jr. is simply better than everyone else
— Sidelines – Bama (2020 National Champions!) (@SSN_Alabama) December 31, 2021
Brian Robinson Jr. is going to be a great runner in the NFL. Patient, explosive and finishes every run with power.
— Aaliyan Mohammed (@Aaliyan525) December 31, 2021