Another year, another down-to-the-wire decision by the College Football Playoff Selection Committee (CFP), which came out yesterday with its picks of the top four teams to compete for a national title.
Notre Dame has its first undefeated regular season since 2012 when the Irish were 12-0 before losing 42-14 to Alabama in the BCS national championship game.
"To watch those kids battle, it was one of those games you remember because it was college football at its best", Kelly said. Georgia was facing a 4th and 11, and tried a fake punt that only gained two yards. Both teams have been powerhouses for years, with this season being no different. The junior has completed 70 percent of his passes so far this season for 2,468 yards. "This is what we worked for all year long".
But in the meantime, the Bulldogs players will make themselves more familiar with the Longhorns. He'll have several weeks to prepare and I think he'll find the deficiencies in that secondary and find ways to account for them. The last team to win a national title that had never won one before was Florida in 1996. Do we want more games? "These kids deserve to win the game, and we weren't able to do it". "There was nowhere to go with the ball".
Georgia believes they are still a playoff team
Bowden was sacked Sunday, a day after Akron completed a disappointing 4-8 season with a 28-3 loss at SC. The Bulldogs made the playoff past year after beating Auburn in the SEC championship game and eventually lost to Alabama for the national title.
"This was the kind of debate we wanted when we created the playoff", Hancock said. Now we got in, let's go achieve something. It's out of our hands.
"I don't really care about what the spread is or anything like that", Irish junior cornerback Julian Love said.
Despite the loss, Smart still believed Georgia belonged in the playoffs. "If that does not occur, I think that's another pretty glaring example a four-team playoff is not adequate for the postseason". No. 8 UCF after yesterday's 56-41 victory in the American Athletic Conference championship game over Memphis, the Knights were snubbed from the CFP. He'll start with us, I promise you. "They understand that, and they know what we've done all year". The Bulldogs proved they could hang against the best, but it was not enough to sway the committee into making an unprecedented playoff pick. This is what they wanted.