Sugar Bowl – #15 Texas Longhorns v #5 Georgia Bulldogs

Bowl Texas: Offense Passing: Texas has been a different team since they made the swap from Buechele to Ehlinger. Part of their renewed success comes from Ehlinger’s ability to be a threat in the ground game as well as the passing game. Texas has great road numbers a drop of about 5% in completion percentage. … Read moreSugar Bowl – #15 Texas Longhorns v #5 Georgia Bulldogs

Orange Bowl – #1 Alabama Crimson Tide v #4 Oklahoma Sooners (Dec 29)

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl

This game is one of two College Football Playoff national semifinals. The other is the Cotton Bowl Classic between #2 Clemson and #3 Notre Dame.

#1 Alabama Crimson Tide

The Crimson Tide are the defending national champion, having defeated Georgia in last season’s CFP National Championship as the #4 team. This season, Alabama has been at the top of the polls all season, and is coming off of a victory over Georgia in the SEC Championship Game.

The Tide have rolled (pun intended) through the 2018 college football season. In 12 games against FBS opponents – they played FCS school The Citadel this season – they won by an average of 33.1 points per game. In SEC play, the margin went down a bit… to 29.8.

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Valero Alamo Bowl – #24 Iowa State Cyclones v #13 Washington State Cougars

Valero Alamo Bowl This coverage of the Alamo Bowl is a continuation of our College Football Playoff coverage!  Iowa State Offense Passing: Most of the differences between the home and away version of Iowa State are due to the difference in games played (7 home, 5 away). They have slightly fewer interceptions per game on the road … Read moreValero Alamo Bowl – #24 Iowa State Cyclones v #13 Washington State Cougars

Cheez-It Bowl – TCU Horned Frogs v California Golden Bears

Cheez-It Bowl TCU Offense Passing: The Horned Frogs struggle a bit away from home. They actually average more yards per attempt and slightly more yards, however that’s about it. They have half the touchdowns scored through the air — and almost double the interceptions. They’ve really struggled away from home going 2-4, while they have … Read moreCheez-It Bowl – TCU Horned Frogs v California Golden Bears

Friday Night Spotlight – Oklahoma Sooners vs West Virginia Mountaineers

As indicated in my look at the Power Five conference championship games, the game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the West Virginia Mountaineers will determine who plays in the Big 12 Championship game next Friday.

Now that Texas has defeated Kansas, the winner of this game will be the top seed in the conference title game. Luckily for us, it is easy to compare the seasons of both teams because they have eight opponents in common due to the Big 12 conference teams all playing each other this season.*

*Note: Despite it being called the Big 12, the conference has only 10 teams, but kept the name after the last conference realignment because of branding issues. This is the same reason the Big Ten conference is thus named, even though they have 14 teams.

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