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02 January, 2018, 10:40 | Author: Carla Brady
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Alabama opened as a four-point favorite over Georgia for next week's College Football Playoff championship game.

The Sugar Bowl wasn't over yet, but that didn't stop Las Vegas on Monday night for setting an early line for the College Football Playoff national championship game. The Bulldogs avenged a loss to Auburn in the SEC championship game and will take on the Crimson Tide with a chance to win the program's first national title since 1980.

The Crimson Tide imposed its will during the Sugar Bowl matchup against ACC foe Clemson.

According to Gaddy, Clemson has seen a total of 76 seasons under a head coach who has been a former Alabama football player or Alabama assistant coach.




Coach Dabo Swinney's Tigers may not have Heisman victor Deshaun Watson under center this time, but the team is stacked with NFL-caliber talent.

Subsequent camera angles showed a blatant offensive pass interference penalty committed by Alabama that went uncalled. Bama enters the postseason an inconsistent, but undeniably talented offense led by second-year quarterback Jalen Hurts, and one of the top-rated defenses in the country. The Crimson Tide give up 2.8 yards per carry, which could be trouble for a Clemson offense that relies so heavily on its rushing attack. "I think they do a good job of utilizing the personnel that they have. They're very aggressive in how they play".

Clemson, Alabama, Georgia and Oklahoma will compete in the semifinals on New Year's Day, hoping to earn a spot in the January 8 CFP national championship game.

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