NEW ORLEANS (AP) Bryce Young's decision to opt in to the Sugar Bowl only enhanced his chances of cashing in as a pro.
Young passed for 321 yards and five touchdowns in a game that other top NFL prospects might have skipped, and No. 5 Alabama responded to an early two-score deficit with 35 straight points to defeat 11th-ranked Kansas State 45-20 on Saturday.
"For me it was just about doing everything I can to help the team," Young said. "We had pride in how we played and how we prepared - us wanting to finish, us wanting to push ourselves and hold each other accountable."