"Chris Fowler: "[It's] interesting that Georgia landed between two conference champions...
The Sooners in the playoff will make things very interesting.
Oklahoma: The Sooners are in the playoff for the third time, and looking for their first win. "We just appreciate all the hospitality and all the hard work that goes into making it such a great event for our players".
Clemson, the No. 2 seed in the final College Football Playoff rankings, will face No. 3 seed Notre Dame at the Cotton Bowl at 4 p.m. December 29 in Dallas, it was announced early Sunday afternoon. Alabama has played in them all.
The 2019 CFP National Championship Game is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 7 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. After Georgia once again failed to maintain a substantial halftime lead and dropped a close game to Alabama (13-0), some prominent commentators, flavored with SEC bias, suggested that Georgia's performance, despite the loss, earned the Bulldogs a spot in the playoff.
The Crimson Tide (13-0) have been the nation's No. 1 team all season and defeated Georgia on Saturday to win the Southeastern Conference title. Saban, of course, endorsed his former defensive coordinator and conference-mate.
As is always the case following the revelation of the four teams in the College Football Playoff, though, there are fans throughout the country crying foul about the final team that got in.
The committee didn't buy it.
This is Georgia's and Texas' first meeting since the 1984 Cotton Bowl when the Dawgs knocked off the undefeated Longhorns from the national championship picture with a 10-9 upset.
For the second straight season, two of the Power Five conferences were left out and for the second straight season it was the Big Ten and Pac-12. But ultimately we want to get those deserving teams into the four-team event. The Buckeyes were blown out by Purdue in October, similar to the way they lost at Iowa in 2017.
Bowden was sacked Sunday, a day after Akron completed a disappointing 4-8 season with a 28-3 loss at SC. Georgia had its shot at Alabama this weekend and blew a two touchdown lead, and the Bulldogs also have a 20-point loss to LSU on their resume. "They're the best we've seen, to answer that question".
Ohio State edged out of College Football Playoff
Both bowls are scheduled for December 29, and the winners will play in the January 8 championship in Santa Clara, California. With the game tied and the ball at midfield with 3 minutes left, Georgia could've punted the ball and pinned the Tide deep.