Oklahoma deserved College Football Playoff berth

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Defending national champion Alabama has played in them all.

Clemson has never played in the Cotton Bowl, or at the home stadium of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys.

Heading into championship week, the chatter among college football enthusiasts focused on whether the Alabama Crimson Tide would advance to the CFP if it fell to Georgia (11-2) in the Southeastern Conference Championship Game. Before you make any Alabama vs. Oklahoma picks or Clemson vs. Notre Dame picks and predictions, you need to see what SportsLine's advanced computer model has to say.

"They've been a model of consistency". "I feel like we're improving faster than maybe you would expect this time of year because for defense, in a lot of ways, we're". The Blazers are in only their second season back after the university discontinued the football program for 2 years. We did what we've had to do when there are opponents in front of us, and I've voiced that to the rest of the team as well. The Tigers' only Cotton Bowl was on January 1, 1940, a 6-3 win over Boston College.

The Tigers will take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the Cotton Bowl with a trip to the National Championship on the line.

The Quick Lane was ninth in the ACC's bowl selection order, and the 7-5 Yellow Jackets defeated three teams - Virginia, Virginia Tech and Miami - that were picked ahead of them.

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Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney raises the trophy after Clemson won the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game against Pittsburgh in Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday.

The top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide will face off with the No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, on December 29.

Despite a 12-0 record and a 56-41 win over Memphis in Saturday's American Athletic Conference title game, UCF was on the outside looking in as Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Oklahoma advanced to the playoff.

This will be only the fourth meeting between Clemson and Notre Dame, the first in a bowl game. Deshaun Watson threw two TDs and ran for another score.

"All they did was punch their ticket into the opportunity in the Playoff to win a National Championship, so now it's go-time", Kelly said. "And, again, it will be similar, right?" Their passing game vs. Clemson's secondary will decide the ball game.

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