Orange Bowl 2018: Alabama vs Oklahoma football game prediction, keys to victory and results

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The 2018 college football playoff national championship’s semifinals will be taking place soon and 4 teams will be competing hard to win this competition. The top 4 college football teams that will be playing in the playoffs include: Alabama Crimson Tide, Clemson Tigers, Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Oklahoma Sooners. These four teams will play cotton bowl and orange bowl for an elimination playoff game and the remaining two teams will compete for the national title.

Clemson will match up against Notre Dame and Alabama will take on Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl game. Alabama vs Oklahoma matchup will take place on Sat. December 29, 2018 at 7:15 p.m. EST. The Crimson Tide is heavily favored to win this game over the Sooners. However, Oklahoma is a strong team that has more than enough potential to pull off an upset. Both teams have played an outstanding regular season in 2018. The Crimson Tide finished their season with a perfect 13 – 0 record. Oklahoma’s completed their season at 12 – 1. They lost one game to Texas who was a tough division rival. Both Oklahoma and the Crimson Tide are e pecked to perform well. They are also expected to put on a good performance for the millions of fans who will tune in for this event. The information below will break down each team’s chances of winning and moving on to the college football national championship game.

What time is the orange bowl 2018 game start?

You know that the Orange Bowl 2018 is the college football playoff semifinal matchup between the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide and the No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners on Sat. December 29, 2018 start time at 7:15 p.m. EST at Hard Rock Stadium in 347 Don Shula Dr, Miami Gardens, FL 33056.

What TV networks is the Orange Bowl 2018 game on?

The ESPN television network has a deal with the College Football Playoff through the December 31, 2025 to televise the Orange Bowl game and also have broadcast right in the United States with ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox. So you can watch the Orange Bowl 2018 game live stream on these networks.

What teams are playing in the Orange Bowl 2018?

The 85th orange bowl game will be played by two college football playoff semifinalist the Oklahoma Sooners and the Alabama Crimson Tide in Hard Rock Stadium at Miami Gardens, Florida in Saturday 29 Dec. 2018, kickoff time at 7:15 p.m. ET live on ESPN & ESPN Radio Network.

What radio station is the 2018 Orange Bowl on?

The orange bowl 2018 on ESPN Radio Network, WQAM-AM, WPOW-FM and WKIS-FM in Miami will broadcast the Alabama vs Oklahoma game live.

Oklahoma Sooners: Keys to the 2018 Orange Bowl game

Oklahoma is clearly coming into this game as the underdogs. Even though they finished their season at 12 – 1 and have defeated quality opponents; this team has a lot of problems to work out on its defense and game plan execution. Oklahoma’s defense has done a good enough job to help keep the team on a winning streak. However, if it wasn’t for the Sooner’s offense, this team probably would not be in the running for the championship. The Sooner defense has issues with tackling and being effective at stopping the pass and the run. This is their Achilles heel. If the Sooner defense does not figure out how to shut down Alabama’s superior offense; this game will be over before it starts. Alabama is just too good foray team playing with a crippled defense.

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The Sooners offense is exceptional. Kyler Murray is a highly rated QB that has dominated the playing field. He will definitely force the Tide’s defense to earn their keep. He has an amazing ability to get the ball exactly where he wants it and he also has a talented offensive line that compliments his style of play. Oklahoma cannot afford any turnovers and they will have to consistently score whenever they get the ball. Also, Oklahoma will have to be mindful of Alabama’s ability to come back in tight situations. Oklahoma will have to play an outstanding game of football with very little room for error.

Alabama Crimson Tide: Keys to the Orange Bowl 2018 game

Alabama is clearly the best team in all of college football. They dominate this new era of the college football championships. This team will handle any competition and soundly defeat them. Alabama has been to the college football championships 4 times since it has started and won 2 of the 4 games they competed in. The fact that they can consistently reach this level every year speaks volumes about the team and Nick Saban’s coaching.

Alabama’s defense and offense is the best there is. Few While they can be defeated, this is a rarity and not a common occurrence. Powerful SEC teams have tried in 2018 but they failed (think Georgia Bulldogs). Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurst are both quarterbacks for the team and they both play like they are already in the pros. These guys are extremely good. The only way that Alabama can lose if Oklahoma manages to outplay their defense or if they make a lot of turnovers or mistakes. Other than that, Alabama will probably come out on top of this competition.

Orange Bowl 2018 Prediction

Alabama 31 over Oklahoma 27.

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