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

Hope Soto
December 3, 2018

Last year, Georgia's first postseason game came against the Oklahoma Sooners in a College Football Playoff Semifinal game that took place in the Rose Bowl.

"I will never forget that game, " Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said Sunday. Oklahoma was the team that's fate rested on the outcome of the Big 12 Championship, and whether it would loss twice in one year in Red River or make it back to the Playoff for the second consecutive season.

The Big Ten champion Buckeyes (12-1) will face Pac-12 champion Washington (10-3) in the 105th edition of the Rose Bowl.

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

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Congratulations, you made it to the end of the 2018 college football season (save for the most important game of the year - Army-Navy next Saturday on CBS, of course).

Quarterback Ian Book proved to be the game-changer for Notre Dame's offense this season with 2,468 passing yards, 19 touchdowns, six interceptions and a 162.5 passer rating. After all, we're talking about the culmination of an entire year's worth of football, which can only mean that greatness is likely to ensue. The Bulldogs lost a dramatic Southeastern Conference championship game to Alabama on Saturday, and the Buckeyes won the Big Ten championship.

Big 12 champs Oklahoma found their way into the Playoff instead, moving from fifth to fourth and setting up a date with Alabama in the Orange Bowl. The two teams last met in the 2014 Sugar Bowl where the Sooners beat the Crimson Tide 45-31.

The semifinal winners play in the national championship game January 7 in Santa Clara, California.

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