Alabama's win over Georgia likely puts Sooners in College Football Playoff

03 December, 2018, 00:19 | Author: Judy Cobb
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The Crimson Tide opened as 14-point favorites over the Sooners in their December 29 showdown at the Orange Bowl in Miami Gardens, Florida. The Sooners (12-1) defeated Texas to win the Big 12 title on Saturday.

"Clemson is the best football team we have faced this season and they will probably win a national championship in my opinion", Narduzzi said. The Irish earned the No. 3 seed in the CFP and will face No. 2 seed Clemson (13-0) at the the Cotton Bowl in Dallas for a trip to the national championship game.

The College Football Playoff Committee declared Georgia No. 5 after the Bulldogs lost the Southeastern Conference championship game to the Crimson Tide.

According to ESPN Stats & Information, teams favored by 10 or more points have won 88.2 percent of those games over the past three seasons.

Oklahoma was fifth last week, between No. 4 Georgia and No. 6 Ohio State. It's a good football team from the front end to the back end as far as the talent they got. Filling in for Tua Tagovailoa, who sprained his ankle in the second half, Hurts led his team to 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter. With the game tied and the ball at midfield with 3 minutes left, Georgia could've punted the ball and pinned the Tide deep.

But Ohio State could stand in their way.

That protocol, which he recited nearly word-for-word, says that when teams are that close, certain factors should take precedence, the most notable of those being "conference champions". The LSU Tigers beat the Bulldogs by 20 in October.

"We'll treat it just like a playoff game", junior safety J.R. Reed said after the Alabama loss.

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