Orange Bowl gets an Alabama-Oklahoma CFP matchup

Orange Bowl gets an Alabama-Oklahoma CFP matchup

Alabama head coach Nick Saban choked up when discussing how proud he was of backup quarterback Jalen Hurts's performance in the Crimson Tide's SEC championship game victory over Georgia.

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is the victor of The Athletic's Heisman Straw Poll, ending Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa's season-long reign atop the poll by a point margin of 96-71. Then-backup Tua Tagovailoa replaced Hurts and threw three touchdowns, including a game-winner in overtime to lead the Tide back from a 13-0 deficit to defeat Georgia, 26-23, at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Hurts completed 7 of 9 passes for 82 yards, to go along with five carries for 28 yards in less than a quarter of action.

He spoke loud and clear against the Bulldogs. When he trotted off the field after the winning TD, Tagovailoa was one of the first ones to greet him on the sideline. The Heisman Trophy candidate was helped off the field and didn't return to the game. We are going to evaluate his ankle tomorrow but I don't think it is something that would keep him out.

Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley hoists the Big 12 Conference championship trophy after beating Texas 39-27 in the Big 12 Conference championship NCAA college football game on Saturday Dec. 1 2018 in Arlington Texas

In January, the former two-year starter was benched during the second half of the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. "I'm so happy. Happy for everybody". While this one didn't end with the suddenness of that national title game, it hurt just as bad.

Georgia can make a pretty good case for the playoff, too, but the Bulldogs will likely get left out. Big 12 champion Oklahoma avenged its only loss by beating Texas, and No. 6 Ohio State still had a chance to make its case in the Big Ten title game.

Washington: After a slow start to a season of high expectations, the Huskies earned their first Rose Bowl trip in 18 years with four consecutive wins, including the Pac-12 title game.

The final Coaches' Poll of college football's regular season came out today and, like every other week of the season, Alabama is at No. 1. "They've been doing it for a lot of years".

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