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College Football Playoff: 2018 Rose Bowl Game Open Thread

The first of two college football semifinal games is set to begin here in Pasadena.  Follow and discuss the games with us here!

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First up, the #2 Oklahoma Sooners (12-1) face the #3 Georgia Bulldogs (12-1) in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual®, the first of two college football semifinals this New Year's Day. The winner moves on to National Championship Game in Atlanta, Georgia on January, 8th. This is the "Grandaddy of Them All" and should make for another fantastic Rose Bowl, as 5 of the last 7 have been, last year's USC/Penn St. instant classic being arguably the best of them all.

I've always had a particular soft spot for the Rose Bowl, living just 15 minutes from the picturesque venue. Few sights in sports are as consistently breathtaking as the sun setting behind the San Gabriel Mountains in the third quarter of the Rose Bowl Game. This matchup should be a great one, let the College Football Playoff begin!

Rose Bowl Game

#2 Oklahoma vs. #3 Georgia

Location: Rose Bowl - Pasadena, California

Game Time: 2:00pm PST / 4:00pm CST / 5:00pm EST

Network: ESPN

Odds: Georgia -2.5; O/U 60.5

Enjoy the game and Happy New Year!