Back to the Playoff! Clemson learns CFP opponent, destination

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Notre Dame is in the playoff for the first time, making it 10 teams in five seasons to participate in the playoff. "It was an wonderful game". The winners of the two semis will meet in the National Championship Game in Santa Clara, California on Jan 7th. Heck, there's been reason to look forward to the title game since before the start of the 2018 regular season.

Some even feel that Ohio State were better than Notre Dame this season, despite Notre Dame going 12-0.

The Fighting Irish had their spot booked in the playoff a week before the other teams given they didn't play in a conference title game. "A great young quarterback", Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly told ESPN.




The first meeting between the two programs was on January 1, 1963 in the Orange Bowl. Clemson and Notre Dame remained static at second and third, and will meet in the Cotton Bowl. After all, we're talking about the culmination of an entire year's worth of football, which can only mean that greatness is likely to ensue.

Another instant classic meeting between the Dawgs and the Tide went down to the final seconds but ended with No. 4 Georgia's second loss and No. 1 Alabama's unbeaten record unblemished. After the Sooners beat Texas on Saturday to avenge their only loss, the Bulldogs lost a dramatic Southeastern Conference title game to Alabama and the Buckeyes beat Northwestern for the Big Ten title. The Sooners in the playoff will make things very interesting. The Tigers made the championship game in 2015 and 2016, losing to Alabama the first time before beating the Crimson Tide two years ago.

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