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Michigan looks for another holiday in Florida in Orange Bowl

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A year ago, Michigan took out its frustrations on a Florida team in a Florida Bowl. Might it happen again? The Wolverines are a touchdown favorite to beat FSU in this season’s Orange Bowl. A year ago, Michigan won an easy game against Florida, 41-7, in the Citrus Bowl. The game could end up being a game of chase-the-quarterback. FSU leads in the nation in sacks, and Michigan is fourth. If you consider sacks-per-game, Michigan is second. The Wolverines are…

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Moving semifinals to New Year’s Eve a total flop

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The College Football Playoff is a marvelous thing. The timing of the national semifinal games? Boy, did they get that one wrong. The Orange Bowl, a matchup between top-ranked Clemson and No. 4 Oklahoma that kicked off in the late afternoon on New Year’s Eve, could’ve passed for an Alamo or Holiday Bowl. There simply wasn’t the sort of buzz one would expect from a game of that stature, which surely had a lot to do with a 4 p.m.…

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Ratings for College Football Playoff down 36 percent

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Jimmy Kimmel told people to watch. Even soap opera stars on General Hospital made not-so-subtle references to making plans to watch the College Football Playoff on New Year’s Eve. All the prodding and promoting wasn’t enough to convince many fans to tune in. College football’s move to create a new tradition with semifinal matchups on New Year’s Eve drew ratings approximately 36 percent lower than last season, when the matchups were held on New Year’s Day. The Orange Bowl between…

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Underdog Clemson overwhelms Oklahoma in Orange Bowl

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For the second time in their history, the Clemson Tigers came into the Orange Bowl undefeated and ranked No. 1 in the country. For the second time, they went into the game as the underdog to the fourth-ranked team. In keeping with the storyline, for the second time the Tigers won the Orange Bowl after few thought they could. Clemson’s convincing 37-17 victory over the Oklahoma Sooners on Thursday sets them up to play for the national championship on Jan.…

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Clemson hopes to hang onto ball against Sooners in semifinal

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The top-ranked Clemson Tigers are undefeated, and they’ve even beaten the law of averages. That adage about winning the turnover battle to win the game? It doesn’t apply where the Tigers are concerned. They’re a minus-two in turnover differential heading into Thursday night’s Orange Bowl national semifinal game against No. 4 Oklahoma. No national championship team in at least 20 seasons has had a negative turnover differential, according to STATS. But Clemson (13-0) has had more turnovers than the opposition…

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Oklahoma, Clemson took different paths to playoff

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From a protest in the spring to travel woes in the fall, Oklahoma coped with plenty of distractions on its way to the Orange Bowl. Clemson might ask for a few pointers. The top-ranked Tigers (13-0) were dealing with the suspension of three players for violating unspecified team rules as they prepared to face the No. 4 Sooners (11-1) in the national semifinal game. While none were starters, it was still an unwanted annoyance on the eve of Thursday’s contest…

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Bowl Guide: Best of the season’s record 41 bowl games

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College football has a record number of bowls, a whopping 41 from Hawaii to the Bronx. That’s great news if you’re a college football fan. No need to even leave the house during the next three weeks. If you’re not a college football fan, well, it’s probably a little overkill, especially with those 5-7 teams in the mix. Whatever side of the fence you’re on, there’s certainly going to be plenty of action, with great games, star players and four…

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