Georgia gets playoff matchup with Oklahoma | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Ross Houston
December 5, 2017

Players receive three points for a first-place vote, two for a second and one for a third.

In fact, Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield - the likely Heisman Trophy victor - has already had to change his cell phone number ahead of the College Football Playoff semifinal matchup. After claiming their 13th SEC crown, they're chasing their first national championship since 1980.

Clemson, the 12-1 defending national champion, was picked No. 1 and will take on Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on January 1. Most sources favored Georgia to finish the regular season 10-2 before losing in the SEC Championship Game. I think the Rose Bowl is going to be pretty fun!

The last time Oklahoma played in the Rose Bowl, against Washington State in the 2002 postseason, the Crimson and Cream rolled to 38-17 victory, and quarterback Nate Hybl was named the Most Outstanding Player in the game. UGA was named the No. 3 team in the playoff rankings released today by the selection committee. Then possibly a National Championship Game after that.

The full college football bowl schedule will be finalized later on Sunday. Ultimately, the fact that Clemson and Oklahoma won their conference title games tipped the scales over the one-loss Badgers.

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"There's great defenses in that league", Oklahoma first-year coach Lincoln Riley, who moved up from offensive coordinator, said on ESPN. The Group-of-5 teams have been clamoring for a chance to prove themselves to the nation, and Central Florida taking an undefeated record into Death Valley to play Clemson garners national exposure for UCF, which will help their recruiting efforts in the long-run, as well as giving them that opportunity to show what they're made of against teams that they wouldn't get to normally play. Not bad for the second year under coach Kirby Smart. Hill picked up 18 yards On its second possession of the second half, TCU tried to pick up a fourth-and-inches in Oklahoma territory by sending Hill on a bootleg, but Ogbonnia Okoronkwo and Parnell Motley beat him to the boundary and knocked him out just short of the line to gain. The catch was they weren't doing this via Twitter or Instagram, but rather, they got their hands on Mayfield's cell phone number.

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