Comply with School Soccer Playoff, New Yr’s Day bowl video games with Yahoo Sports activities

Alabama and Clemson are heavy favorites in Friday’s School Soccer Playoff semifinal video games in opposition to Notre Dame and Ohio State, respectively.

And whereas coaches and scouts warned the Rose Bowl between Alabama and Notre Dame might get ugly (the Irish are a 20-point underdog), the video games are performed on the sphere — and something can occur.

[Opposing coaches break down Alabama-Notre Dame semifinal]

Ohio State is a 7.5-point underdog in opposition to Clemson within the Sugar Bowl, the second CFP semifinal, and the Buckeyes will look to get some revenge in opposition to the Tigers, who rallied for a 29-23 victory over OSU in final yr’s CFP semifinal within the Fiesta Bowl.

[Opposing coaches break down Ohio State-Clemson semifinal]

Get updates on all of the motion — plus Friday’s Peach Bowl (No. eight Cincinnati vs. No. 9 Georgia) and Citrus Bowl (Auburn vs. No. 14 Northwestern) — under.

Rose Bowl

No. 1 Alabama vs. No. Four Notre Dame, Four p.m. ET

The Crimson Tide (11-0), led by the Heisman Trophy finalist duo of QB Mac Jones and WR DeVonta Smith, are beating groups by a mean of 30 factors per recreation. And so they’re a 20-point favourite in opposition to the Irish (10-1), who made the playoff on the heels of a robust common season.

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Sugar Bowl

No. 2 Clemson vs. No. Three Ohio State, eight p.m. ET

The Tigers (10-1) misplaced an everyday season recreation for the primary time since 2017, however it nonetheless was capable of win the ACC and attain the playoff. The Buckeyes, regardless of taking part in solely six video games, made the playoff — a lot to the chagrin of Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, who voted the Buckeyes 11th within the coaches ballot.

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Peach Bowl

No. eight Cincinnati vs. No. 9 Georgia, midday ET

The Bearcats have been 9-Zero within the common season however completed behind Oklahoma and Florida — groups which have mixed for 5 losses — within the CFP ballot. They’ll look to show they belong with a win over the Bulldogs (7-2), who’re 3-Zero since USC switch JT Daniels grew to become the beginning quarterback.

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Citrus Bowl

Auburn vs. No. 14 Northwestern, 1 p.m. ET

The Tigers (6-4) and Wildcats (6-2) will look to copy their wonderful 2010 Outback Bowl — precisely 11 years in the past right this moment — when Auburn received 38-35 in time beyond regulation.

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