Alabama Crimson Tide Vs. Oklahoma Sooners

05 December, 2018, 04:46 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
  • Oklahoma snags 4th spot in football playoff semifinals

The ACC champion Tigers (13-0, No. 2 CFP) will play Notre Dame (12-0, No. 3 CFP) in the Cotton Bowl on December 29 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The weighty decision was Oklahoma (12-1), Georgia (11-2) or Ohio State (12-1) for the final spot, and the committee got it right with the Sooners.

Clemson didn't make the first playoff in 2014, but has been in every year since.

"As far as our players and our team, these kids recover faster than you think they do", Smart said.

Despite calls from some that the College Football Playoff should be expanded from four to at least eight teams, executive director Bill Hancock told ESPN there's been no talk of expansion. Notre Dame is the first independent team to make the playoff. "But our initial goal is to win the national championship, and we haven't done that". The Sooners (12-1) defeated Texas to win the Big 12 title on Saturday. The Blazers are in only their second season back after the university discontinued the football program for 2 years.

Although technically the Cotton Bowl Classic, the game will be played at AT&T Stadium - commonly referred to as "Jerry World", after Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones; the stadium has been home to the Cowboys since 2009 following the destruction of the Texas Stadium. After Georgia once again failed to maintain a substantial halftime lead and dropped a close game to Alabama (13-0), some prominent commentators, flavored with SEC bias, suggested that Georgia's performance, despite the loss, earned the Bulldogs a spot in the playoff.


The two winners will play in the title game Monday, January 7th.

Despite the hype and fanfare that's expected to surround this game, Kelly is intent on keeping his team focused and carrying its momentum from the past month into the new year. They've lost three straight bowl games, including a 49-7 loss to Navy in last year's Military Bowl.

The school announced that a search for his replacement would begin immediately.

First of all, the quarterback matchup will be the best one in college football this season.

-Penn State (9-3) will face Kentucky (9-3) in the Citrus Bowl Tuesday, January 1st. "Clemson made a couple more plays in that game".

Georgia had both two losses and a blowout loss (at LSU, by 20 in October). The Zips lost their last five games. "We are going to penalize them for losing to the best team". He also led the Zips to bowl in 2015 and 2017. It's that simple. Give that coach across the sideline a vote who he doesn't want to play.

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