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Clemson Will Meet Alabama In The Sugar Bowl

Clemson Will Meet Alabama In The Sugar Bowl Clemson Will Meet Alabama In The Sugar Bowl
Johnnie Parks | 05 December, 2017, 16:18

"I mean, you never know what they're going to do and lots of people said Ohio State would be there and now that Alabama has showed up, it's a big relief", King said.

No playoff team had ever lost by more than 14 points (which was the Buckeyes against Virginia Tech in 2014) and that defeat coming in November further hurt Ohio State's case. "We only get to host this game every three years, so you hope you get a marquee matchup".

Because the committee blessed the Sugar Bowl, host of a January 1 national semifinal, with No. 1 Clemson (12-1) vs.

The Tigers will face a team that was beseeched by injuries - as Alabama had eight starters who missed game, and seven of them are expected to be back for the playoff - and still managed to hold the No. 1 ranking in the first 13 weeks of the Associated Press Top 25 poll and for two weeks of the CFP rankings.

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Saban spent time politicking for the Crimson Tide late Saturday night during an appearance on SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt, Rece Davis and Chris Fowler. The two winners will meet in Atlanta on January 8 for college football's national championship. The Tide's bid for a second straight title was denied in Tampa last season when the Tigers scored a game-winning TD with one second left in a 35-31 victory. Championship playoffs I don't know if that's true or not but Steve Geller is it was purposeful or not it worked. Last season, it flipped with the No. 1 Tide unbeaten and the No. 2 Tigers with one loss.

The Clemson football team relishes being the underdog and it appears that the defending champions won't be favored against Crimson Tide in the trilogy battle. "We're attacking to try to go win another one". That's been our mindset all year. "I told Deshaun wouldn't it be something if we came back here for the semifinals in a few months".

"As an Alabama fan, everyone knows Alabama football is number one down here in the south and it's what everybody loves and everyone is all excited", Curren said.

The Crimson Tide (11-1), which was idle this weekend after losing to rival Auburn in the Iron Bowl 26-14 two weeks ago, will play No. 1 seed and defending national champion Clemson (12-1) in the second of the two national semifinals January 1, in the Sugar Bowl from New Orleans. "It's not exactly like we'd like for it to be and we feel very fortunate that we have the opportunity to be in the game".

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