The Alabama Crimson Tide were bound and determined to demonstrate they belonged in the College Football Playoff when they took on the Clemson Tigers in the semifinals at the Superdome in New Orleans on New Year’s Day.
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Alabama used its powerful defense to cut down the Tigers 24-6. That win has earned Alabama the opportunity to play for the national championship Monday night against the Georgia Bulldogs.
The All-Southeastern Conference championship final will kick off at 8 p.m. ET from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Alabama is a 3.5-point favorite, according to OddsShark, and the total is 45 points.
While the Crimson Tide were in charge of their game throughout the Sugar Bowl, the Bulldogs were pushed to the limit by the Oklahoma Sooners in the Rose Bowl. Georgia pulled off two major comebacks that forced the game into overtime, and head coach Kirby Smith’s team pulled off a 54-48 triumph in double overtime.