Today’s Semifinal Matchups:
Cotton Bowl - 3 Notre Dame vs. 2 Clemson, Arlington, TX - 3 PM CDT
In a battle of two unbeaten teams, Trevor Lawrence and Clemson look to reach their first National Championship since Deshaun Watson brought the team to the title game in 2016. In their way stands an undefeated Notre Dame squad that enters this game as a huge underdog to the mighty Tigers. Ian Book and Co. have not lost a game yet this year and are one win away from their first 13-win season in program history and their first National Championship appearance since the 2012 season.
Orange Bowl - 4 Oklahoma vs. 1 Alabama, Miami Gardens, FL - 7 PM CDT
Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray takes 1-loss Oklahoma to South Florida to face the best team in the country in Alabama, led by Heisman Trophy runner-up Tua Tagavailoa. Oklahoma looks to pull off the shocking upset as nobody has challenged Alabama’s top spot in the rankings all year long, but OU has the best offense Alabama has faced this season, while Bama poses the biggest defensive challenge for Oklahoma to date. Alabama is looking for a chance to repeat as champions, while Oklahoma is looking for their first national championship appearance since 2003.