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Alabama 7-point favorite over Clemson in college football championship game

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Alabama is a seven-point favorite against Clemson in a College Football Playoff championship game rematch, according to gambling odds website Pregame.com. The defending national champion and top-ranked Crimson Tide beat No. 4 Washington 24-7 in the Peach Bowl semifinal game Saturday. The third-ranked Tigers won in similar fashion later in the night, beating No. 2 Ohio State 31-0 in the Fiesta Bowl. Alabama beat Clemson 45-40 last year in the College Football Playoff final, winning a fourth national championship in a…

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Alabama shows Huskies, nation what great defense is all about

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As expected, Alabama advanced to the college football national championship game in Tampa with a 24-7 Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl win over the Washington Huskies on Saturday in Atlanta. Running back Bo Scarbrough put up 180 yards and two touchdowns on the ground to lead his team to the next step. They did not need anything else from the offense after the vaunted Crimson Tide defense did what they normally do. That means sacks, stuffs, pressures, knock-downs and, oh yes, scoring…

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Peach Bowl: Alabama dynasty vs. playoff outsider Washington

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Alabama is very familiar with this role. Washington? It’s been a while. The Peach Bowl features one of college football’s greatest dynasties against the definite outsider in this season’s College Football Playoff. The top-ranked Crimson Tide (13-0) is going for its second straight national title and fifth in the last nine seasons under coach Nick Saban. At this point, it’s national championship or bust for Alabama. A loss in Saturday’s semifinal game would make this season a failure. “It’s the…

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FSU overwhelmed as Houston stops Dalvin Cook cold

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The University of Houston overwhelmed Florida State in Atlanta Thursday afternoon, winning the Peach Bowl going away. The Cougars, clearly more fired up about playing in the Peach than FSU, won 38-24 for their 13th win of the year (13-1). Houston took a 21-3 first-half lead, then held off the Seminoles for the win. FSU, which won a national title two years ago and reached the playoffs last year, was never able to figure out the Houston defense. Houston’s rushing…

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For FSU, J.J. Consentino is now the backup quarterback

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He is one twist of an ankle away. One pulled hamstring. One aching wrist. So, are you prepared to see J.J. Consentino at quarterback for the Florida State Seminoles? Consentino is now the Seminoles’ backup quarterback following the “personal decision” of former starter Everett Golson not to accompany the team to the Peach Bowl. FSU coach Jimbo Fisher isn’t much of a dabbler at his quarterback position, but an injury to starter Sean McGuire could leave Consentino under center against…

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No daily fantasy ads to run during college football playoffs

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College Football Playoff Executive Director Bill Hancock says ESPN has agreed to not use advertisements for daily fantasy sports websites during broadcasts of the biggest postseason games. Hancock said College Football Playoff officials discussed the matter with ESPN executives and both sides determined that given uncertainties about daily fantasy sports sites such as DraftKings and FanDuel, it “would be best to allocate the available spots to others.” The NCAA and FBS conferences asked DraftKings and FanDuel to stop offering college…

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