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Oklahoma Sooners To Play Clemson Tigers In College Playoff

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Selection Sunday has come and the wait is finally over! On New Year's Eve the No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners travel to Miami, Florida to take part in the national semi-final against the Clemson Tigers hosted by the Orange Bowl. In 19 trips to the Orange Bowl, the Sooners have walked away with 12 wins. Will the trend continue on December 31st?

The last time these two teams met, the Tigers handed Oklahoma one of their worst losses in school history, a 40-6 thumping at the Russell Athletic Bowl. That was Cole Stoudt, a back up quarterback. With the blow out win, Clemson found themselves with quite a bit of momentum heading into the 2015 season. Riding the wave of confidence, Dabo Swinney coached his program to an undefeated season, was crowned the ACC Champion, along with a No. 1 ranking.

Now, Deshaun Watson receives a chance to play against the Sooners after sitting out a year ago. The talent signal caller faces one of the better defenses in the country giving up 350.7 total yards of offense per game. However, Oklahoma is in the top ten in defensive efficiency. Can OU earn a shot to play Alabama and Derrick Henry once again?