It’s the most wonderful time of the year for college football fans. You have holiday season to celebrate and a plethora of bowl games to conclude what was another memorable season.
After 15 weeks, the College Football Playoff field emerged with LSU and Oklahoma heading to the Peach Bowl and Clemson and Ohio State facing off in the Fiesta Bowl.
This will be the first appearance in the field for the Tigers, led by Heisman winner Joe Burrow. It’s the the third consecutive trip for the Sooners and fourth overall. Their still waiting for their first win in the semifinals.
The Tigers and Buckeyes met in the playoff three years ago in Glendale, Arizona. In that one, Clemson cruised to a 31-0 victory en route to the national title. The defending champions likely won’t have it so easy in this matchup of unbeatens.
Chris Petersen leads Washington against his former school Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl before stepping down. Memphis will carry the Group of Five banner against Penn State in the Cotton Bowl. And Alabama and Michigan – two of the traditional powers in the sport – meet in the Citrus Bowl.