The College Football Playoff semifinals split the difference with favorites winning, putting the CFB world on an intriguing road to the National Championship Game at SoFi Stadium.
During the main event of the New Year’s Eve doubleheader, the No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs survived a scare from No. 4 Ohio State. The Buckeyes missed a field goal in the closing seconds of the Peach Bowl that would’ve given them the win, so Georgia advances for a chance at back-to-back CFB National Championships.
Meanwhile, TCU and Michigan marked a barrage of points in the Fiesta Bowl, with Texas Christian coming out on top 51-45. The Horned Frogs now face the final boss on a potential Cinderella championship run.
Georgia enters this David vs Goliath matchup with the nation’s longest winning streak (15 games). TCU — the junior-most member of their conference — claimed its lone national title came in 1938.
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CFP Bracket 2022-2023
CFP National Championship: Georgia vs TCU
Monday, Jan. 9, 2023 (7:30 p.m. ET)
Stetson Bennett continued to silence haters with another historic comeback victory, leading the Bulldogs on a game-winning drive with fewer than two minutes left in the Peach Bowl.
The Horned Frogs, on the other hand, are looking to pull off maybe the biggest upset in CFB history.
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CFP Semifinals: Michigan vs TCU
Fiesta Bowl: Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022 (4 p.m. ET) The Wolverines are back in the playoff for the second straight year and hoping to avenge their 34-11 loss to Georgia in the 2021 Orange Bowl. Michigan shared the national title in 1997 but famously hasn’t won an undisputed championship since 1948. Meanwhile, the Horned Frogs (13-0) are the proverbial College Football Playoff bracket buster. TCU was roundly predicted to finish sixth in the conference per the CFB odds, yet ran the table in coach Sonny Dykes‘ first season. Find our Fiesta Bowl betting tips. Michigan will not have top running back Blake Corum for the Peach Bowl, who had 1,463 rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns this season. Corum is out for the year after sustaining a knee injury in the Wolverines’ penultimate regular season game against Illinois. TCU is led by senior quarterback Max Duggan, who supplanted starter Chandler Morris after the latter sustained a knee injury in the Horned Frogs’ opener, and junior running back Kendre Miller.
CFP Semifinals: Georgia vs Ohio State
Peach Bowl: Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022 (8 p.m. ET) The other side of the College Football Playoff bracket will feature two storied schools that play contrasting styles. UGA (13-0) enters the playoff on a 15-game win streak after capping a perfect regular season with a 50-30 win over LSU in the SEC Championship. The Bulldogs rank ninth in FBS in yards per game against (292.1) and have surrendered the second-fewest points per game (12.8). Ohio State (11-1) is back in the playoff thanks in part to Utah, which defeated previously fourth-ranked Southern California in the Pac-12 Championship Game. The Utes’ win opened the door for the Buckeyes to sneak in as the No. 4 seed. Get ready for the big game with our Ohio State vs Georgia prediction. The Buckeyes have the second-highest scoring offense in college football (44.5 points per game) led by quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate C.J. Stroud. Ohio State was ranked in the top 3 all season until its stunning 45-23 loss to Michigan on Nov. 26. In addition to experience — and a perceived talent edge — the Bulldogs expect to have a home-field advantage playing in Atlanta. UGA’s campus is about an hour-and-a-half drive from Mercedes-Benz Stadium, whereas the OSU campus is about a 570-mile trek.
Historical CFP Winners
- 2021: Georgia
- 2020: Alabama
- 2019: LSU
- 2018: Clemson
- 2017: Alabama
- 2016: Clemson
- 2015: Alabama
- 2014: Ohio State