“Showdown Saturday-College Football”
It may not be the National Championship game, but it’s as close as you can get to it, these final 4-teams set to square off in the semi=finals of the playoffs.
In fact, it is as close to a perfect situation as you could want, and with so many good teams out there, the other major bowls have not been badly hurt.
Tomorrow’s menu features 4-fabulout quarterbacks, an array of great running backs, and one of the best defenses college football has ever seen.
OHIO STATE-CLEMSON…..This could have been a title game, but what fireworks are coming. as a semi final matchup. The Buckeyes have the pre-eminent defense in college football, led by red setting pass rusher Chase Young and a load of talent at linebacker and in the secondary. But the real spotlight will shine on the offense. Ohio State is fueled by Georgia transfer QB-Justin Fields, big rangy, can throw deep, and can run. He had (2,953P) and a stunning 40TD-1 Interception ratio. And the ground game is fueled by RB-JK Dobbins (1,829R-20TD). All that is impressive but Clemson is equally dynamic. The Tigers in these playoffs is common place. They are led by sophomore QB-Trevor Lawrence (3,172P-34TD) and possibly the best RB in the nation in Travis Etienne (1,500Y-8.2YPC-18TD). Might this be a (55-52) game? Anything is possible.
LSU-OKLAHOMA….A season to forever remember on the Bayou, this Ed Ogeron-Joe Burrow led Tigers season. Burrow has the Heisman, (4,800Y-48TD), but he might not have his lead RB-Clyde Hilaire (1,290-16TD), -hobbled by a hamstring injury in practice last week. But the cross section of wide outs are next to impossible to stop. The Sooners are a one man gang, led by QB-Jalen Hurts, the Alabama transfer. He rewrote every QB-record in the books in Norman, (4,889APY-51TD), an amazing feat when you consider the great array of QBs who have played at Oklahoma. Both defenses will be under stress right from the get go. Last team to have the ball, might well win this one.