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The College Football Playoff Is Set

05 December, 2018, 04:47 | Author: Delia Walker
  • Oklahoma snags 4th spot in football playoff semifinals

Tagovailoa hurt his right ankle when an offensive lineman stepped on it in the fourth quarter of the Southeastern Conference championship game against No. 6 Georgia.

"I get that there are other great teams out there, but I feel very confident this team can go forward and continue to win", Riley said.

The Cotton Bowl berth brings Clemson's bowl history full circle, The game will be only the Tigers' second all-time appearance in the Cotton Bowl, dating back to the program's first ever bowl bid.

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

Alabama, Clemson, and Oklahoma are all returning to the playoff for the second straight year.

On Oklahoma being ranked No. 4, ahead of Georgia and Ohio State, which were ranked No. 5 and No. 6, respectively. Sure, it would still likely be Alabama and Clemson in the end, but television executives will tell you that once fans become engaged with a playoff they are more likely to stick around after their teams are out. The bowl last served as a semifinal three years ago, when Alabama beat Michigan State 38-0. The game - played in Arlington, Texas, at AT&T Stadium - will determine who faces off against the victor of Alabama and Oklahoma, who will play on the same day in Miami in the Orange Bowl.




Georgia was No. 4 and had an opportunity to take the debate away from the committee by upsetting Alabama, but faltered down the stretch.

Georgia Head Coach Kirby Smart made his opinion clear saying, "it boils down to one thing". To claim that a two-loss Georgia team is incomparably better than either Oklahoma or Ohio State (12-1) makes no sense. The Bulldogs made the playoff a year ago after beating Auburn in the SEC championship game and eventually lost to Alabama for the national title. They won the national championship two seasons ago.

However, many folks who cover college football for a living didn't agree with the rankings. Notre Dame's Dexter Williams will have to be at his best for the undefeated Notre Dame Fighting Irish to hang with the No. 2 ranked team in the nation.

Those two outcomes set up a marquee matchup in the semifinals of the College Football Playoff on December 29.

Georgia (11-2) now awaits Sunday's announcement of the four-team playoff field.

The Tide are 14-point favorites in in the latest Alabama vs. Oklahoma odds, and the Tigers are laying 11.5 in the current Clemson vs. Notre Dame odds. The secondary did look a lot better against the Panthers, though, as they only gave up eight passing yards the entire game.

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