Playoff Showdowns: LSU vs. Oklahoma; Ohio State vs. Clemson

Burrow No. 1 LSU vs. Hurts No. 4 Oklahoma in Peach Bowl

ACC champion Clemson (13-0) will play Big 10 champion Ohio State (13-0) in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

They will both have plenty to prove, in a showdown December 28 in the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz. that may be the most anticipated semifinal game in the sixth year of the College Football Playoff era. The defending national champion Tigers, 13-0 on the season and on a 28-game winning streak, possess the nation's No. 4 scoring offense (46.5 points/game) and No. 1 scoring defense (10.6 points/game).

Oklahoma slipped into the No. 4 spot after an overtime victory over Baylor in the Big 12 Championship Game.

OU will play LSU in the Peach Bowl at Mercedez-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on December 28.

Expect lots of early movement for the other 37 bowl games when odds are released on Sunday afternoon.

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Welcome Playoff regular Oklahoma to its third consecutive College Football Playoff and fourth in five seasons. Ohio State has five victories against CFP-ranked teams, including Wisconsin twice. Quarterback Joe Burrow capped a record-breaking season by throwing four more touchdown passes against Georgia in the SEC championship. In the first quarter, Georgia thought they had recovered a fumble deep in LSU territory.

A Georgia win would have slammed the Playoff door shut on the Sooners and kept them standing on the threshold. The Buckeyes are making their ninth Fiesta Bowl appearance, most of any team.

Not only was week 15 important for determining the College Football Playoff field, but it also featured a heated race among three or four teams for a spot in the Cotton Bowl. The Aggies have played well in bowl games this decade, and coach Jimbo Fisher will likely have his team playing much better after the extra bowl practices. The Tigers are favored against Ohio State, a team that some have said is the best Buckeyes team they have seen. And there was also the possibility that the Bulldogs could lose in a close game with LSU and still leave Oklahoma on the outside looking in.

Oklahoma is in the playoff for the fourth time, but has yet to win a game. But in the last three weeks of the season, everything unraveled. That and Alabama's loss in the Iron Bowl propelled Utah to the fifth spot; had the Utes won the Pac-12, they would have had a strong case to jump into the playoff. The Crimson Tide missed making the cut for the first time since the championship series was started.

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