Alabama (10-2, SEC, No. 5 CFP) vs Kansas State (10-3, Big 12, No. 9 CFP), Dec. 31, 12 p.m. ET

LOCATION: New Orleans

TOP PLAYERS

Alabama: QB Bryce Young, 3,007 yards passing, 27 touchdowns, five interceptions.

Kansas State: RB Deuce Vaughn, 1,425 yards rushing, eight touchdowns.

NOTABLE

Alabama: Recorded its 43rd 10-win season in 2022 – the 15th straight year the Crimson Tide have hit at least 10 victories.

Kansas State: Knocked off previously unbeaten TCU in overtime in the Big 12 Championship game for the 11th 10-win season in program history and its first since going 11-2 in 2012.

LAST TIME

First meeting.

BOWL HISTORY

Alabama: 17th appearance in the Sugar Bowl (9-7), 76th bowl game (including BCS and CFP title games) in school history (45-27-3).

Kansas State: First appearance in the Sugar Bowl, 24th bowl game in school history (10-13) and 11th in the last 13 years.

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