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College Football Playoff: 2018 Sugar Bowl Open Thread

The second college football semifinal game is set to kickoff in the great city of New Orleans.  Follow and discuss the game with us here!

Allstate Sugar Bowl - Auburn v Oklahoma Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

Next, the #1 Clemson Tigers (12-1) face the #4 Alabama Crimson Tide (11-1) in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, the second 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 a rematch of last year’s unbelievable National Championship Game that saw Clemson stun Alabama, 35-31, featuring one of the most breathtaking fourth quarters in college bowl history. Hopefully this third act in Bama/Clemson’s CFP trilogy can live up to this first two games on the excitement level.

The Sugar Bowl, taking place in my, and many of your, birthplace of New Orleans, in the beloved Superdome, always makes this game a must watch for Saints fans. Along with the Fiesta, Orange, and Rose, the Sugar Bowl has long been regarded as one of the most prestigious and celebrated bowl games in all of college football, and this playoff game only adds to its prestige. This game should be fantastic!

Allstate Sugar Bowl

#1 Clemson vs. #4 Alabama

Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome - New Orleans, Louisiana

Game Time: 5:45pm PST / 7:45pm CST / 8:45pm EST

Network: ESPN

Odds: Alabama -3; O/U 47

Enjoy the game and Happy New Year!