Gathering in the Isban Auditorium in the Guglielmino Athletics Complex just past noon on Sunday, the Notre Dame football team celebrated its first-ever College Football Playoff bid after the selection committee announced the Irish (12-0) will be taking on No. 2 Clemson (13-0, 8-0 ACC) on December 29 in the Cotton Bowl with the victor advancing to the national championship. We can tell you the model is leaning under for both games, but it has also locked in strong against-the-spread picks that are hitting in more than 60 percent of simulations. The Tigers won the SEC West in 2017, so they were far from average, and the Bulldogs avenged their lone loss by defeating Auburn 28-7 later on in the SEC Championship Game. We're ready to go to Dallas.
"Obviously, we spent some time talking about UCF", Mullens said of the Knights, who own a 25-game win streak but don't play in a Power 5 conference.
The College Football Playoff selection committee has spoken and Notre Dame is in the national semifinal. It's the fifth straight bowl game for the Wolfpack and an opportunity to reach 10 wins for the first time under head coach Dave Doeren.
"I think they deserve that No. 3 spot, and the game against Clemson should be a dog fight. That's how they see it, and that's a great mindset".
Last year and every year since the current system was put in place four years ago, many fans and media members alike have been advocating for an expanded format.
Miami is headed to the Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 27 to face Wisconsin, the Florida Gatorsdrew Michigan in the Peach Bowl on Dec. 29, Florida International is matched with Toledo in the Bahamas Bowl on Dec. 21, and South Florida will face Marshall in the Gasparilla Bowl on Dec. 20.
Clemson is in the CFP for the fourth consecutive season. But we know what we're going to get. The Irish are led by quarterback Ian Book. "It's wonderful what they've done with the schedule that they've played", Swinney said.
Notre Dame (13-0) will be making its first CFP appearance. "To be able to go on the road to some of the venues that they've had to go and win at, just congratulations to them".
So were Clemson and Notre Dame.
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Also, the Seahawks need to win the battle up front against San Francisco's offensive line to slow down the running game. However, it only took the 49ers one play to respond to Seattle's score. "We didn't play as well as we could have".