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Oklahoma vs. Georgia Odds: Point Spread for Rose Bowl

Oklahoma vs. Georgia Odds: Point Spread for Rose Bowl

No. 2 Oklahoma and No. 3 Georgia, two of the more prominent programs in college football, have never played each other. Sunday's selection lifted Georgia out of a tie with archrival Tennessee, which has been to 52 bowls.

On the side of the tournament, No. 1 Clemson will play against No. 4 Alabama, leaving Ohio State falling short at No. 5. Oklahoma defeated Washington State, 34-14, on New Year's Day 2003. That is the most points scored against TCU all season.

Make that white hot. "We had a good laugh about that last night".

A week before the Heisman Trophy victor will be named, Mayfield finished 15-of-23 passing for 243 yards and take game MVP honors. The Sooners' electrifying signal-caller is the odds-on favourite to win the Heisman Trophy after passing for 4,340 yards with 41 touchdowns while rushing for another 310 yards and five scores. Georgia native Jake Fromm has completed 145-of-230 passing attempts for 2,173 yards and 21 touchdowns, tossing only five interceptions on the year.

Needless to say, the Bulldogs' defense will have their hands full with Mayfield. Mayfield toyed with the Tigers in last season's Sugar Bowl. But he's far from the only offensive weapon the Bulldogs will have to worry about.

This marks OU's - and the Big 12's - second CFP berth since the format began in 2014. The Sooners won their third straight Big 12 title with a 41-17 win over No. 11 TCU this past Saturday. The Crimson Tide were the No. 5 team in the nation in the most recent CFP rankings, and while they did not play the same kind of schedule as Ohio State, it will be tough to keep them out of the playoffs.

The SEC has unquestionably been the premier conference in college football since the turn of the millennium, capturing nine national titles since 2000. The Bulldogs were just one spot behind the Crimson Tide in this week's rankings and should jump Alabama easily, given the fact that they claimed the SEC championship this weekend and now have a better record than Alabama. But the Sooners haven't had much trouble with the league in that same span, going 7-3 against SEC programs.

Georgia: Won first SEC title since 2005 under second-year coach Kirby Smart. Three of those victories have come at the expense of Alabama.

It has been quite a debut season for Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley.

Saturday's victory was Oklahoma's second over TCU this season. Their 11th Big 12 title overall was the first without Bob Stoops, the coach for their last national title in 2000 who resigned unexpectedly last summer. That feat has been accomplished only twice since the inception of the Associated Press poll in 1936 - by Michigan's Bennie Oosterbaan (1948) and Miami's Larry Coker (2001).