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Alabama Bulldozes Into 3rd Straight Title Game; Georgia Runs By Oklahoma

Linebacker Mack Wilson of a Alabama Crimson Tide stretches a round into a endzone after an interception Monday night during a Sugar Bowl New Orleans. Alabama will seem in their third true inhabitant pretension diversion after violence clemson 24-6.

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Linebacker Mack Wilson of a Alabama Crimson Tide stretches a round into a endzone after an interception Monday night during a Sugar Bowl New Orleans. Alabama will seem in their third true inhabitant pretension diversion after violence clemson 24-6.

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The Crimson Tide eked their approach into a NCAA football playoffs this year, though they rolled into a third true inhabitant pretension diversion Monday night opposite nemesis Clemson.

Alabama dominated a Sugar Bowl — a rematch of a 2016 and 2017 pretension games, that a Tide and Tigers separate — from a start, though a 10-6 halftime measure suggested another nailbiter was possible. Alabama’s defensive players erased that probability in a camber of seconds in a third quarter.

Alabama Takes Control Late, Claims 4th College Football Title In 7 Seasons

Hulking defensive lineman Da’Ron Payne got Alabama a round with an interception, afterwards done an surprising coming with a offense and held a brief touchdown toss from quarterback Jalen Hurts. On Clemson’s initial play after a indirect kickoff, Alabama linebacker Mack Wilson held a sloping pass from Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant and ran it behind 18 yards for a score.

The unexpected indomitable 24-6 measure would reason a rest of a game.

Alabama’s invulnerability kept Clemson pinned down from a start; a Tigers hardly managed 100 sum yards by a finish of a third quarter. No Clemson rusher had some-more than 22 yards, and usually half of quarterback Kelly Bryant’s passes found their target.

The win puts Alabama in a Jan. 8 inhabitant pretension diversion opposite Southeastern Conference opposition Georgia, leader of a Rose Bowl progressing Monday.

Running behind Sony Michel of a Georgia Bulldogs scores a winning touchdown Monday opposite a Oklahoma Sooners during a Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. The win sends Georgia to a NCAA football pretension game.

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Running behind Sony Michel of a Georgia Bulldogs scores a winning touchdown Monday opposite a Oklahoma Sooners during a Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. The win sends Georgia to a NCAA football pretension game.

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Senior using behind Sony Michel kept Georgia in that diversion for 3 buliding as they trailed Oklahoma, got a Bulldogs behind to a tie during a finish of a third quarter, and got them into a inhabitant pretension diversion in double overtime Monday night.

He lonesome 222 sum yards doing it, including touchdown runs of 75, 38 and 27 yards. Senior using behind Nick Chubb combined 145 yards and dual touchdowns, one of them on a 50-yard run.

The Bulldogs indispensable each in. of it in a 54-48 win, as Oklahoma’s Heisman-winning quarterback, Baker Mayfield, and sophomore using behind Rodney Anderson sprinted a Sooners down a margin again and again. Anderson finished with 201 yards rushing, while Mayfield threw for 287 yards and dual touchdowns — and even held a touchdown himself.

But Mayfield was also sacked 5 times by a Georgia defense, and wasn’t means to get most going once a Sooners got to overtime. Oklahoma matched Georgia’s margin idea in a initial OT, though kicker Austin Seibert’s second try was deflected by comparison linebacker Lorenzo Carter.

That meant all Georgia indispensable was a margin idea of their possess in double overtime. With a start during a Oklahoma 25 in a college OT format and kicker Rodrigo Blankenship nailing a Rose Bowl-record 55-yarder progressing in a game, that seemed likely.

But as he had all game, Michel pennyless free. His scarcely inexperienced run adult a left sideline finished a diversion and put Georgia in pretension game. The diversion will be promote from Atlanta by ESPN during 8 p.m. ET.