Published: Tue, December 05, 2017
Medicine | By Brett Sutton

Projected Vegas odds on Clemson-Alabama

Projected Vegas odds on Clemson-Alabama

Alabama football has played in 15 Sugar Bowl games (plus the 2012 BCS Championship) including four games (five if adding the BCS win) that led to Crimson Tide national championships. This is the third straight year Clemson will face the Crimson Tide.

Oklahoma (12-1) which defeated TCU, 41-17 for the Big 12 championship is the No. 2 seed and Georgia's 28-7 victory against Auburn in the SEC title game earned the Bulldogs the No. 3 seed and their first CFP berth.

The defending champion Clemson Tigers was ranked No. 1 by the College Football Committe, and they have the opportunity to advance and defend the national championship they won last season. Alabama finished its regular season with an 11-1 record after losing at Auburn in its final game. Southern California and Ohio State met in three consecutive Rose Bowls at the end of the 1972, 1973 and 1974 seasons.

There are those times when a bowl's front office personnel force a smile through gritted teeth and play the hand that's dealt them with the teams that fall their way.

The No. 1 seed has yet to win the national title, with No. 4 Ohio State winning in 2014, No. 2 Alabama in '15 and No. 2 Clemson a year ago.

By taking care of business in the ACC Championship, the only question for top-ranked Clemson centered on its opponent in the All Star Sugar Bowl.

"I am very excited to be in the playoffs and the Sugar Bowl". Alabama is the Sugar Bowl's most frequent visitor, with LSU next with 13 appearances.

Alabama will be without starting safety Hootie Jones for its College Football Playoff semifinal against Clemson, head coach Nick Saban announced on ESPN on Sunday.

Who: No. 1 Clemson vs. I mean, like I said earlier in the year, if we had the same team back, but we've got a different team. For a chance at the national championship and they do without having to face Georgia along the way. "We're attacking to try to go win another one".

"We are familiar with each other, but the difference this year is that we will be playing in the semifinals so we will have more time to prepare for each other". An Alabama wins their matchup in the Sugar Bowl against Clemson and all SEC national title game which I'm sure the national media will just love did it the did they get it right.

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