Ohio State edged out of College Football Playoff

Elena Summers
December 3, 2018

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.

Quite ironically, against the team it beat in the semifinals last season after the Sooners avenged its lone loss in the Big 12 Championship on Saturday.

The Crimson Tide struggled the majority of the game, trailing in the second half by as many as 14. Georgia had its shot at Alabama this weekend and blew a two touchdown lead, and the Bulldogs also have a 20-point loss to LSU on their resume.

The Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowl host this year's national semifinals before the national championship game will be played at Levi's Stadium - home of the San Francisco 49ers - in Santa Clara, California on January 7. "That's all what we're going to be thinking about".

That's what ESPN's college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit says should happen for Georgia.

Needless to say, players inside the Georgia locker room said the same. But ultimately the same four teams that entered the weekend with flawless records completed the first day of December with zeroes in the loss column. It's not our decision. "That's a good football team from the front end to the back end". Missouri made its season debut at No. 24.

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