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Sugar Bowl Preview: Five keys to the game

ICYMI: Part 1: Sugar Bowl Preview: Round three of Alabama vs. Clemson

ICYMI: Part 2: Sugar Bowl Preview: Alabama defense vs. Clemson offense

ICYMI Part 3: Sugar Bowl Preview: Alabama offense vs. Clemson defense

In a four-part series, BamaInsider.com and TigerIllustrated.com will provide an early preview of the upcoming Sugar Bowl between Alabama and Clemson. In part four, we provide a preview with five keys to the game. You'll have to be a premium subscriber to continue reading.

Part Four: Keys To The Game 

For Alabama to beat Clemson 

1. Establish the running game early

Alabama had success moving the ball on the ground in last season’s national championship game, piling up 221 yards and three touchdowns on 34 carries, an average of 6.5 yards per attempt. However, after Bo Scarbrough left the game with a broken leg in the third quarter the Crimson Tide shied away from the run and its offense began to sputter.

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