The Sooners (12-1) will face No. 1 Alabama (13-0) in the Orange Bowl on December 29 and No. 2 Clemson (13-0) plays No. 3 Notre Dame (12-0) in the Cotton Bowl on the same day.
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Congratulations, you made it to the end of the 2018 college football season (save for the most important game of the year - Army-Navy next Saturday on CBS, of course).
Upon reviewing other records and statistics, including strength of schedule, "the one-loss conference champion carried the day", he said. The stadium hosted the first national championship game in the CFP era four years ago and a semifinal game three years ago when Alabama beat Michigan State, 38-0. The Sooners (12-1) defeated Texas to win the Big 12 title on Saturday.
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No. 2 Clemson is headed back to the Lone Star State for a second time this season and a first trip to the Cotton Bowl since 1940.
As players tuned into the selection show, they saw Oklahoma's name appear on the bracket in the No. 4 spot. But that put all eyes on the SEC Championship between No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Georgia. The other teams advancing to the playoff are the Crimson Tide, No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Notre Dame. Filling in for Tua Tagovailoa, who sprained his ankle in the second half, Hurts led his team to 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter. All night, Georgia's defense had performed well against the beastly Alabama attack.