College Football Playoffs: What To Know About The Peach Bowl & Fiesta Bowl Match-Ups
Two games tomorrow will decide which of the final four college football teams will represent their respective schools in the national championship. No.1 LSU will take on No. 4 Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium at 4 p.m. ET, while No. 2 Ohio State will face No. 3 Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona at 8 p.m. ET.
LSU vs. Oklahoma
Heisman winner and star LSU quarterback Joe Burrow looks to continue a stellar season with a victory over the sooners, while veteran quarterback Jalen Hurts of Oklahoma looks to lead his team to a win.
LSU star running back Clyde Edwards–Helaire suffered a hamstring injury in practice mid-December and is questionable to take the field on Saturday. He has rushed for 1,290 yards with 16 touchdowns, but has also caught 50 passes for 399 yards with one touchdown.
Oklahoma will be without star defensive back Ronnie Perkins, backup running back Rhamondre Stevenson and true freshman Trejan Bridges, due to suspensions for failing NCAA drug tests caused by ‘weed’.
Ohio State vs. Clemson
Ohio State’s two Heisman finalist QB Justin Fields and DE Chase Young are set to lead Ohio State in what is said to be the more competitive of the two matchups against Clemson star QB Trevor Lawrence and LT Jackson Carman.
Young and Carman are a key matchup in this game as Carman will have to hold, will most likely some help, Young to keep him at bay.
The Lawrence-Fields matchup will be the big story of this game, as both quarterbacks have had impressive seasons. Lawrence has the knowledge and physical tools to distribute the ball quickly, as well as evade pressure regularly.
Fields, who has suffered some injuries, has continued to be dominant despite the setbacks. A fully healthy Fields would be a dynamic threat and will be needed agains the strong arm of Lawrence.
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