Clemson Football: ESPN College GameDay CFB Playoff predictions

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Chris Fowler are seen during ESPN's College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Chris Fowler are seen during ESPN's College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /
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Clemson football will take on Alabama tonight in the Superdome in New Orleans. Here’s what the ESPN College GameDay crew had to say about the matchup.

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s finally game day.

It’s not just any game day either, it’s New Years and we have a ton of games to unpack. The biggest of all the games features Clemson football in a matchup with the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl for a spot in the national championship game.

It’s going to be a late night as the game isn’t set to kickoff until 8:50 on ESPN.

On the other side of the College Football Playoff bracket, Georgia and Oklahoma will face off in the Rose Bowl, which is slated to start at 5 p.m. today.

Here’s what the ESPN College GameDay analysts predicted as the outcome of today’s two College Football Playoff games.

Rose Bowl: #2 Oklahoma vs. #3 Georgia

Desmond Howard: Georgia

Lee Corso: Oklahoma

Sugar Bowl: #1 Clemson vs. #4 Alabama

Desmond Howard: Clemson

Lee Corso: Alabama

Kirk Herbstreit: Clemson

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Thoughts:

The picking went as expected, in my opinion. Both Herbstreit and Howard have been pretty high on Clemson football since this matchup was announced.

I think it will be interesting to see how it all plays out tonight. Make sure you tune into Rubbing the Rock later today as we give you our prediction for the game, as well as our final analysis before the game tonight.

Follow @RubbingtheRock on Twitter for updates throughout the day and the game tonight as we provide you with full coverage of the matchup tonight.