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The Daily Gamecock sports staff predicts: College Football Playoff

Although the South Carolina football team did not qualify for the College Football Playoff this season, two of the Gamecocks' opponents this season did. 

No. 1 Clemson will face No. 4 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, while No. 3 Georgia will face No. 2 Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1. This season, South Carolina was defeated by both the Tigers and Bulldogs with scores of 34-10 and 24-10, respectively. 

The Daily Gamecock sports staff made its predictions for the upcoming College Football Playoff semi-finals on Jan. 1 and the National Championship game on Jan. 8 in Atlanta. 


Carson Mason - Sports editor

Semifinalists: Clemson, Oklahoma

Championship game: Clemson 28, Oklahoma 21


Logan Jennes - Sports writer

Semifinalists: Alabama, Georgia

Championship game: Georgia 27, Alabama 24


Jackson Gates - Sports writer

Semifinalists: Alabama, Oklahoma

Championship game: Oklahoma 38, Alabama 27


Harrison Belk - Sports writer

Semifinalists: Clemson, Oklahoma

Championship game: Oklahoma 28, Clemson 14


Noah Patheja - Sports writer

Semifinalists: Clemson, Oklahoma 

Championship game: Clemson 31, Oklahoma 24


Mike Woodel - Assistant news editor, hockey beat writer

Semifinalists: Alabama, Georgia

Championship game: Alabama 27, Georgia 17



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