"They understand that, and they know what we've done all year".
Oklahoma is in the playoff over Georgia and Ohio State, moving into the fourth and final spot Sunday after the Sooners avenged their only loss by winning the Big 12 championship against Texas. But in OU's last two games, the defense has shown signs of life, scoring two touchdowns in a win at West Virginia, then turning in its best overall performance against Texas in the Big 12 title game. "If we do it this year, we'll officially call it a rivalry". I think we've got a pretty good spread as well, and I'd take us. The No. 4 Sooners will be tasked with trying to solve the best team in the nation when they take on the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide in the Orange Bowl. The winners meet in the championship game on January 7 in Santa Clara, California.
Notre Dame is an excellent team and is deserving of its spot in the playoffs after completing an impressive 12-0 SU campaign. "It's about picking the best four teams", many of them claimed, and, without offering any substantial evidence, claimed that Georgia was among the four best teams.
"Obviously you start with their defensive front, outstanding front four". We know who we're playing.
Despite the hype and fanfare that's expected to surround this game, Kelly is intent on keeping his team focused and carrying its momentum from the past month into the new year.
And with the final CFP rankings being released, we're going to dive into a fantasy world where that tremendous amount of fun comes to fruition.
Notre Dame has had an incredible 12-0 season.
From a hard-fought victory over rival MI, to a quarterback change and a re-inventing of the offense, to a near-disaster against Pittsburgh, all the way through to a dominating performance over Syracuse and the icing on the cake against USC, the Irish have faced their fair share of peaks and valleys this season. Tua Tagovailoa and Kyler Murray are the top two Heisman candidates this season. Book has 19 touchdowns and six interceptions. Because the Buckeyes struggled through a season where they only beat eight of their 12 regular season opponents by 18 or more points? "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 looking forward to spending some time in Dallas and meeting everyone there. The Blue Devils are making their sixth bowl appearance and their first ever trip to the Independence Bowl under head coach David Cutcliffe. He says recovery time for most of his players for this procedure has typically been "a two-week deal". "We'll have a great challenge but one that we're excited about", Kelly said.