Haiden’s Take: In the Goodyear Cotton Bowl, the Clemson Tigers face off against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Both teams have survived the season without suffering a loss. The Tigers are led by freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence. The Tigers also have the fourth ranked defense in the nation. The Tigers are big favorites in this game and I was also be selecting the Tigers to win this game. The next game is the Capital One Orange Bowl. The Alabama Crimson Tide face off against Oklahoma Sooners. The Oklahoma Sooners have Heisman winning quarterback Kyler Murray and a high powered offense. Even though the Sooners have the highest rated offense in the country, their defense have been struggling all year. The Oklahoma defense has allowed an average of 32 points per game. I believe that the Crimson Tide will win by a landslide because of Oklahoma’s weak defense. I have selected the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers to play in CFP National Championship Game. Most people have these two teams facing off in the finals, but most people also have Alabama winning. I’m going against the majority, and selecting the Clemson Tigers to win it all. In the SEC Championship game, Alabama star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered from a high ankle sprain. This injury will keep Tua in the pocket, and make life much easier for the Tigers all-star defensive line. It will be a close game, but I believe the Clemson Tigers will come out on top.
Evan’s Take: In the Capital One Orange Bowl Alabama will play Oklahoma. This game features two Heisman candidates with the winner Kyler Murray. Oklahoma may have one of the best offenses in the country. However, Oklahoma plays in The Big 12 where not much defense is played at all. The Crimson Tide however play in arguably the best conference in college football, the SEC. Tua Tagovailoa did suffer a high ankle sprain but backup quarterback Jalen Hurts looked almost as good as his former self. I believe Alabama will have a few defensive struggles but coach Nick Saban will take care of that and Alabama will beat Oklahoma. The next game is the Goodyear Cotton Bowl. Clemson will take on Notre Dame. Notre Dame plays as an independent while Clemson plays in the ACC. Rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence has played well but Clemson has a great defense. I don’t think Ian Book and the Irish will be enough for Clemson. That means Alabama and Clemson will meet for a third time in the College Football Playoff National Championship. Alabama winning once against Clemson, and Clemson beating Alabama once. They have met in other parts of the playoff as well with Alabama winning. I believe the Crimson Tide will beat Clemson by a decent margin and win the national title once again.