Alabama beat up Notre Dame and Ohio State dominated Clemson in the two College Football Playoff Semifinal games on January 1. Check out information on how the winners notched their tickets to the National Title as well as other College Football news. That said, let’s get right to it so you can get all set to keep making your bets against their NCAAF odds.
NCAA Football COVID-19 Update – January 4th Edition
2020 College Football Playoff National Championship
- When: Monday, January 11 at 8:00 pm ET
- Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
2021 College Football National Championship Odds
- Alabama -290
- Ohio State +230
Buckeyes listen to Dabo and then kick Clemson in their teeth
Dabo Sweeney said that because the Ohio State Buckeyes had played just 6 games, they didn’t deserve a spot in the College Football Playoff. Sweeney had so much derision for the Buckeyes that he made them eleventh on his rankings.
It’s never a good idea to motivate a program like Ohio State. It’s especially not a good idea to motivate a program with a quarterback like Justin Fields. The Ohio State signal-caller picked himself up after a tough, illegal hit and threw 6 TD passes to lead the Buckeyes to an improbable 49-28 win over Trevor Lawrence and the Clemson Tigers.
After the game, Dabo said he didn’t regret showing so much disrespect to Ohio State. No doubt, Buckeyes fans laughing from now until January 11 when Ohio State plays in the National Championship.
Bama rolls the Irish
It could have been much worse. That’s the takeaway from Alabama’s win against the Notre Dame Irish in the other College Football Playoff semifinal. Bama beat Notre Dame 31-14.
Devonta Smith grabbed three touchdown catches from Mac Jones. Smith and Jones could have connected for 5 touchdowns at least but the Crimson Tide kept the football on the ground. Najee Harris destroyed Notre Dame for 125 yards from 15 carries.
Devonta Smith becomes a lock to win the Heisman
- Mac Jones +450
- Devonta Smith -1200
- Trevor Lawrence +1200
- Kyle Trask +5000
Wide receivers don’t often win the Heisman Trophy but when you’re as dominant as Devonta Smith, when you make every defensive back you face twist into a pretzel trying to keep up, you deserve to strike the pose.
Smith grabbed 105 passes for 1,641 yards and 20 touchdowns. He did all of it in 12 games. So, yes, it’s tough to go chalky, but at this point, you’re crazy if you’ve got a vote and you don’t lay it down for Devonta.
Texas fires Herman and hires Sarkisian
That wouldn’t have been an issue if not for the fact that the Longhorns spend more money on their football program than any team in NCAAF. Yes, Texas spends more money on their program than Oklahoma, Ohio State, Clemson or Alabama.
New head coach Steve Sarkisian used to be the head guy at USC. He knows how to create a winning team. Now that Sark is post-alcohol addiction, or at least he’s dealing with it, who knows? Sarkisian could create a winner in Texas.
Thinking about Alabama’s offense should make Longhorn fans giddy. Sark turned a backup quarterback in Mac Jones into a Heisman Trophy contender. Texas has always recruited well in-state. With Sarkisian at the helm, the Longhorns could become the Big 12 juggernaut Austin fans crave.
Have a great week!