National championship matchup, Vegas odds set
|Saturday, December 29, 2018, 11:54 PM-|
No. 1 Alabama downed No. 4 Oklahoma 45-34 to complete the national championship pairing with No. 2 Clemson on Jan. 7 (8 p.m. ET/ESPN) in Santa Clara, California at Levi's Stadium.
The matchup is between two 14-0 teams and will make for the first 15-0 team in the modern era of college football. This is a fourth-straight meeting between the programs.
The Crimson Tide opened as a 6.5-point favorite over Clemson.
Clemson was favored by double-digits in each game this season and won by 37 points per in contests where Trevor Lawrence started and played in both halves. Alabama has been favored by at least 12 points in each game this season but failed to cover the number in the last two matchups versus top-5 opponents (Georgia and Oklahoma).
The stage is set, and this matchup looks familiar. ??@AlabamaFTBL vs. @ClemsonFB for the #NationalChampionship Monday Jan. 7 @LevisStadium! #CFBPlayoff // #RollTide // #ALLIN pic.twitter.com/YXKtOTJ5Bd— College Football Playoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 30, 2018
Alabama and Clemson put on a show the last time they went head-to-head as No. 1 and No. 2 ?? pic.twitter.com/AGlAlPpCKL— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 30, 2018