Oklahoma plays Georgia in CFP semifinal at Rose Bowl

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If that's how the rankings come down, Oklahoma and Georgia would play their national semifinal game in the Rose Bowl, while Clemson and Alabama would play their semifinal game in the Sugar Bowl.

"We didn't have any problem moving the ball against SEC defenses", Riley quipped on November 6, responding to a question about Big 12 criticism, and referencing the Sooners' 35-19 win over Auburn in last season's Sugar Bowl.

The Sooners are in the College Football Playoff! We'll have plenty of time to break down the game but I like Georgia's chances to win and advance to the championship game against either Clemson or. The Sooners made a statement to start the season with a dominant win in Columbus over Ohio State. Eight games have hit the under, while five games have gone over.

Georgia coach Kirby Smart will collect $900,000 in bonuses for Georgia's run so far: $500,000 for reaching the playoff, $250,000 for winning the SEC title and $150,000 for reaching the league title game.

Smart has his team two wins away from a national title in his second season. "Have a ton of respect for him, the coach he is, the team that they have".

The Bulldogs (12-1) routed the Auburn Tigers 28-7 in the SEC title game on Saturday night while the Oklahoma Sooners (11-1, 8-1) downed TCU 41-17 in the Big 12 title game.

A meeting between Oklahoma and Georgia would pit Heisman Trophy front-runner Baker Mayfield of the Sooners against Georgia's hard-hitting defense. "Just unbelievable experience", Chubb said. "It's really nearly like when you watch Brett Favre back in the day".

No. 2 Oklahoma and No. 3 Georgia, two of the more prominent programs in college football, have never played each other.

These two teams were very almost flawless.

AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Iowa State vs. Georgia, which rebounded from a regular-season loss to Auburn, is ranked No. 3.

Kickoff for the CFP semifinal game at the Rose Bowl presented by Northwestern Mutual between the third-ranked Bulldogs (12-1) and the Big 12 champion Sooners (12-1) will be at 5:10 p.m. ET and be televised on ESPN.

Georgia's senior class is 40-12 in their career with three bowl wins (Belk, TaxSlayer and AutoZone Liberty). "Kind of seemed like a dream, kind of out there a little bit".

The victor will play either No. 1 Clemson (12-1) or No. 4 Alabama (11-1) on January 8 in Atlanta in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in the national championship. The Bulldogs defeated UCLA, 9-0, in the 1943 Rose Bowl, scoring all their points in the fourth quarter.

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