Alabama advances to the National College Football Playoff Championship match

Crimson Tide advanced the top seed to the National College Football Playoff match, defeating the number four Fighting Irish 31-14 in the Rose Bowl semi-finals on Friday.

Alabama (12-0) will face either No. 2 Clemson (10-1) or No. 3 Ohio State (6-0) in the championship match. Clemson and Ohio play their other semi-final, Sugar Bowl, in New Orleans.

The semi-final match was Rose Bowl he moved From Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California, to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, due to restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. The game was moved because families of soccer teams were not able to attend the match in Pasadena. The declared attendance on Friday in Arlington was 18373.

“We’ve played here (at AT&T) before,” said Alabama coach Nick Saban. “I think this is one of the best stadiums in college football. I don’t think there’s anything quite like a Rose Bowl stadium. Traditions, settings, mountains, it’s just an exceptional experience to play at Rose Bowl. I hope our players have this opportunity, but in At the same time, these people did a great job getting from Rose Bowl to here. “

He was driving Alabama Heisman final Mac Jones and Devonta Smith in the attack. Jones completed 25 of 30 passes for 297 yards and four touchdowns. Smith, the first wide receiver to win the Associated Press Player of the Year award, had seven passes for 130 yards, pegging Record Rose Ball With three landing catches. In addition to, Nagy Harris They lunge 125 yards on 15 wagons and had 30 yards.

Notre Dame (10-2) finished the season with lopsided losing streak, the other coming to Clemson in the ACC game.

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Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly apparently didn’t enjoy the questioning line from reporters after losing again in the college football match. Notre Dame lost 30-3 to Clemson in the semi-finals two seasons ago.

“We’re not going away,” Kelly said. “Great year. It wasn’t the place we wanted. We wanted to win a national championship. But Notre Dame, you can get some sleep, recharge your battery, and we’ll get ourselves back into that position again. You don’t need to jump off a bridge or a building. We’ll keep working.” We’ll rededicate ourselves in the off-season, go back to the weight room, and hopefully, go back here in Dallas directly in a year. “

The national championship match is scheduled to take place on January 11th at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

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