Orange Bowl: Oklahoma ​​Sooners vs Alabama Crimson Tide, this semifinal is big but predictable​.

All I care about is my faith and the city that I am from.

Miami where I am from, the Orange Bowl is back for another year.

It has been played annually since January 1, 1935, making it, along with the Sugar Bowl and the Sun Bowl, the second-oldest bowl game in the country, behind the Rose Bowl (first played 1902, played annually since 1916).

I watched countless Orange Bowl games growing up, I experienced covering my first Orange Bowl game last season witnessing the home Miami Hurricanes fall to the Wisconsin Badgers.

This is a different day, different game.

This one is colossal, featuring the Heisman trophy favorite and winner. A prolific offense and Nick Saban.

The Oklahoma Sooners who barely made the semifinal. The Alabama Crimson Tide who have made the College Football Playoff since its inception. Saturday, December 29th, 8:00 pm, ESPN, Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, FL

Let us get into in, Oklahoma.

With the No. 1 offense in college football, it’s a fun, exciting team that overcame a rocky defense with a brilliant scheme with a slew of thrilling playmakers. Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray has turned in an even bigger season than Baker Mayfield’s 2017 Heisman campaign, perfectly conducting an offense that rolled up 48 points or more nine times this year and only scored lower than 37 once when Army controlled the game with its ground attack.

The fact is the defense hasn’t been anything sensational, but it’s been able to hold serve just enough to get by into the semifinal. The Orange Bowl isn’t going to be any sort of a defensive battle, and this offense is equipped to keep up and do something special.

Lets Roll Tide, Alabama.

The Crimson Tide is turning in one of the great seasons in college football history, with the talent, the explosion, the dominance, and as it showed against Georgia, the clutch ability to rise when needed to come through. But was the SEC Championship the one shot at getting this group? Tua Tagovailoa’s injured ankle is supposed to be okay for the game, and even if it’s not, the rest of the team is so good that it should be able to win this with a less-than-100% Heisman runner-up.

No No. 1 seed has ever won the College Football Playoff, and Alabama has only gone unbeaten once under Nick Saban. But this is his best offense by far, and the defense is its typical killer. Give this team a month off to recharge, and look out.

Alabama will take their talents to the College Football Playoff National Championship where they will meet the Clemson Tigers.

Author: West Lamy

My passport requires no photograph. Experienced play-by-play broadcaster and multimedia sports journalist with years of producing and covering sports. WORLDWIDEWEST is a journey; in this journey my feet don't get blisters, but my shoes do.

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