Notre Dame Commits React To Irish Playoff Bid

Oklahoma snags 4th spot in football playoff semifinals

Oklahoma won out over Georgia due to their conference championship, so that's something. "Now we got in, let's go achieve something". 2 and 3, respectively - but Saturday's results meant a tough decision among three qualified teams for that one final Playoff slot.

We'll find out today on ESPN.

In the other 2018 College Football Playoff semifinal, Notre Dame and Clemson, both undefeated, clash in the Cotton Bowl at 4 p.m. ET at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The No. 2 ACC champion Clemson Tigers (13-0) will play No. 3 Notre Dame (12-0) in the Cotton Bowl at 4 p.m. December 29 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas. The winners meet January 7 for the national championship.

In that season, the Fighting Irish made it all the way to the National Championship but got crushed by Alabama 42-14.

Ohio State: QB Dwayne Haskins is the Big Ten's player of the year, leading the nation with 47 touchdown passes and 4,580 yards passing.

"All they did was punch their ticket into the opportunity in the Playoff to win a National Championship, so now it's go-time", Kelly said. Oklahoma avenged its only loss, 48-45 to No. 15 Texas, with an impressive 39-27 victory in the Big 12 title game.

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Clemson didn't make the first playoff in 2014, but has been in every year since. "Can't wait to watch them play!"

Clemson is in the CFP for the fourth consecutive season.

The 13-0 Tigers will face 12-0 Notre Dame with a spot in the national championship game on the line. Unbeaten UCF finished eighth in the final rankings, nowhere to be found in the committee's playoff discussion. Instead, the Bulldogs lost but played well enough to allow coach Kirby Smart to make that case that Georgia should remain in the top four. Of the 20 teams that have been selected, only two have not won a conference title.

Notre Dame has had an incredible 12-0 season.

A blowout loss to Purdue in October doomed the Buckeyes, but their second trip to Pasadena in 22 years is a pretty decent finish to an eventful season under coach Urban Meyer. That included five ACC teams, four of them that Clemson also beat this season.

"You know, all of our work was done in November to get us into the final four", Kelly said.

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