Alabama (14-0) advanced to the national championship game for the fourth consecutive season and will play January 7 in Santa Clara, California against familiar foe Clemson, which beat Notre Dame 30-3 in the Cotton Bowl. For the time being, his focus is directly on the college football playoff semifinal game on Saturday against the defending champion Alabama Crimson Tide. The game, which will be held in Santa Clara, California, on January 7, will be the fourth consecutive time the two programs have met in the playoff.
Alabama and Clemson have met in the postseason four years in a row.
Alabama coach Nick Saban joked, "I'm glad he did slide because I don't know if we could have tackled him, and the thing about him is that he's such a good passer". He lobbed oranges during the postgame celebration.
"My goal was to be remembered here", Murray said.
Lawrence threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns.
Murray has continued to voice that the plan is to play baseball once the 2018 campaign comes to a close as he's under contract with the Oakland Athletics. The only drama left was what the never-happy Nicky would throw farther, his head set, which he broke in anger at one point, or the Orange Bowl's principal exported fruit.
Tagovailoa completed his first nine passes for 184 yards, as the Crimson Tide rolled to a 28-0 lead.
Murray had one brilliant moment, a flawless deep throw on the move to Charleston Rambo in the end zone for a 49-yard score.
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Alabama nose guard Quinnen Williams famously stopped himself midsentence during media day when asked about Murray.
The question now, of course, is what Murray (and his coach, Lincoln Riley) will decide to do in the coming weeks.
His team was bowled over, on one play in particular. He's had a hand in accounting for 417 of Oklahoma's 471 yards of offense. "It was fun. I mean, it was a heavy hitter just like we all expected", he said.
191-0 - Total offensive yards for both teams, respectively, after Alabama went up 21-0 in the first quarter. "Well, it was no surprise to me that they would come back in the game", Saban said. But I felt like our team, until really the last run down there at the very end felt like we were going to win the football game, even despite going down 28-0.
"Right now, you've been consistently here for the last four years one of the top three programs, consistently", said Riley of his program's status.
From the very first play of the game, Tua Tagovailoa connected with DeVonta Smith for a 50-yard gain, which turned into a Damien Harris touchdown. In the end, it comes down to whether you think Oklahoma can get enough stops to beat the Tide. "We had a hard time breaking their string of momentum". Oklahoma dug themselves too big of a hole for Murray to dig out of.
Maybe only 14-0 Clemson has a chance against 14-0 Alabama. That was six months before he became a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, one who has guided the Sooners to a 12-1 record and into the four-team CFP field.
At Orange Bowl Media Day, Williams started into his take on the Heisman Trophy victor, then abruptly stopped mid-sentence to avoid any bulletin board material in one of the strangest interview responses ever.