Venue: College Playoffs Championship Game
When: January 7, 2019 (ESPN)
Where: Levi’s Stadium, San Francisco
Defending Champions: Alabama Crimson Tide
Who: No. 2 Clemson Tigers vs. No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide
The 2019 CFP National Championship game will take place one week after the College Football Playoff Bowl games have been played. This year, winners of the Cotton Bowl and Orange bowl will meet at the home of the San Francisco 49ers.
Each year, the College Football Playoff National Championship game will change venues, rotating between the four venues that have hosted CFP games in the past. Levi’s Stadium will play host to the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship to be played on Monday, January 7, 2019 and will be the fifth national championship game of the CFP era. ESPN will broadcast the game live at 8 p.m. ET.
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The Alabama Crimson Tide and Clemson Tigers are set to lock horns in the CFP for the fourth straight season. That speaks volumes for just how good Swinney and Saban have been navigating their respective programs to the Promised Land. Both programs ranked out as No. 1 and No. 2 the entirety of the 2018 regular season, so it only makes perfect sense they cross paths once again in the biggest game of the 2018-19 season.
Clemson enters this tilt owners of the nation’s No. 5 ranked total and No. 2 ranked scoring defense. It just made Ian Book and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish look like champs by holding them to just 3 points in their 30-3 waltz into the Championship Game. That will no doubt have Tua’s attention after just ripping Oklahoma for 318 passing yards and 4 TD. The Sooners stop unit pales in comparison to the Tigers regardless of Dexter Lawrence likely held out once again. His absence didn’t prevent the Tigers from limiting the Irish to just 248 total yards which allowed Trevor Lawrence and company to have a field day in racking up nearly 540 yards of combined offense while averaging 5.7 yards per rush and 8.0 yards per pass play.
Though not as dominant as in year’s past, the Crimson Tide still pack a punch on the defensive side of the ball where it concedes 308.7 total yards ( No. 12 ) and only 16.2 points per game ( No. 7 ). Save for Kyler Murray’s 109 yards and touchdown on 17 carries, Bama simply shut the Sooners down on the ground. Lawrence isn’t the runner the reigning Heisman Trophy Award winner is, but Clemson does possess a more capable running back in Trevor Etienne who went for over 1,500 yards and 22 TD in the regular season. If Alabama fails to limit Clemson’s balanced attack, this is likely to play to yet another track meet. If it can shut down the run and force the freshman to beat them through the air, an entirely didn’t type of game could play out.
Alabama originally opened as 6.5 point favorites to win a second straight title with a game total of 61.5. Clemson and under money has funneled in dropping the lines to beat to -5.5 and 59.5 respectively.
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Two teams battle for supremacy in the NCAA National Championship Game on Monday, January 7, 2019 on ESPN with kickoff scheduled for 8pm ET from Levi’s Stadium, San Francisco. Get the latest College football betting lines and game previews.
Jan. 13, 2020: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Jan. 11, 2021: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Jan. 10, 2022: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
Jan. 9, 2023: Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park, Inglewood, California
Jan. 8, 2024: NRG Stadium, Houston
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2015: Ohio State 42 Oregon 20
2016: Alabama 45 Clemson 40
2017: Clemson 35 Alabama 31
2018: Alabama 26 Georgia 23 OT
A total of four title games have taken place since the inception of the College Football Playoff back in the 2014-15 season. Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes took home the first crown after pummeling Oregon 42-20 as 6 point underdogs. The 62 combined points failed to surpass the 72.5 closing total. Ezekiel Elliott ran wild upon the Ducks defense in racking up a gaudy 246 rushing yards and 4 TD.
Another underdog cashed in a year later when the Clemson Tigers managed to stick within the 6 point spread in falling to the Alabama Crimson Tide by a 45-40 final count. The 85 combined points cruised past the 50.5 closing total. Though Deshaun Watson went bonkers in throwing for 405 yards and 4 TD, it wasn’t enough to offset the damage Derrick Henry did on the ground with his 158 rushing yards and 3 TD.
The Tigers got their revenge a year later when they went on to defeat the Crimson Tide 35-31 as 6.5 point underdogs per the closing college football betting lines. Down 24-14 in the fourth quarter, Watson rallied the troops to outscore the Crimson Tide 21-7 to secure the program’s first CFP title under Dabo Swinney’s watch. The comeback win firmly supplanted Clemson onto the college football map for years to come.
The Alabama Crimson Tide made its way back to the championship game the following year. They disposed of Clemson to get there and managed to win the second CFP title under Nick Saban by pulling a comeback off of their own to defeat SEC rival Georgia in overtime. Looking for a spark, Saban elected to bring Tua Tagovailoa in from off the bench to start the second half and the rest was history. Bama went on to outscore the Bulldogs 20-7 in the second half to push the game to an extra session. After giving up a field goal on the Dawgs first possession, Tua etched his name into Alabama folklore when he hit Devonta Smith from 41 yards out to allow for the Crimson Tide to pull out the overtime win. The 3 point win came up just short of covering the closing 3.5 point spread, while under bettors were served a serious blow with the game surpassing the 45 point closing total.
In summation, the underdog has proven to be the winning side in each of the previous four title games with three of the four games cashing over tickets.
|BOWL||DATE||TIME / TV||LOCATION||MATCHUP|
|CELEBRATION BOWL||Dec. 15, 2018||12 p.m. ET on ABC||Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia||North Carolina A&T Aggies vs. Alcorn State Braves|
|NEW MEXICO BOWL||Dec. 15, 2018||2 p.m. ET on ESPN||Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, NM||N. Texas vs. Utah State|
|CURE BOWL||Dec. 15, 2018||1:30 p.m. ET on CBSSN||Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL||Tulane vs. Louisiana|
|LAS VEGAS BOWL||Dec. 15, 2018||3:30 p.m. ET on ABC||Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV||Arizona State vs. Fresno State|
|CAMELLIA BOWL||Dec. 15, 2018||5:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, AL||E. Michigan vs. Ga. Southern|
|NEW ORLEANS BOWL||Dec. 15, 2018||9 p.m. ET on ESPN||Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA||App. State vs. MTSU|
|BOCA RATON BOWL||Dec. 18, 2018||7 p.m. ET on ESPN||FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL||UAB vs. N. Illinois|
|FRISCO BOWL||Dec. 19, 2018||8 p.m. ET on ESPN||Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX||Ohio s. San Diego State|
|GASPARILLA BOWL||Dec. 20, 2018||8 p.m. ET on ESPN||Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL||Marshall Vs. S. Florida|
|BAHAMAS BOWL||Dec. 21, 2018||12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Thomas Robinson Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas||Toledo vs. FIU|
|FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL||Dec. 21, 2018||4 p.m. ET on ESPN||Albertsons Stadium, Boise, ID||BYU vs. W. Michigan|
|BIRMINGHAM BOWL||Dec. 22, 2018||12 p.m. ET on ESPN||Legion Field, Birmingham, AL||Wake Forest vs. Memphis|
|ARMED FORCES BOWL||Dec. 22, 2018||3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX||Army vs. Houston|
|DOLLAR GENERAL BOWL||Dec. 22, 2018||7 p.m. ET on ESPN||Ladd–Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL||Buffalo vs. Troy|
|HAWAII BOWL||Dec. 22, 2018||10:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI||Hawaii vs. La. Tech|
|FIRST RESPONDER BOWL||Dec. 26, 2018||1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas, TX||Boston College vs. Boise State|
|QUICK LANE BOWL||Dec. 26, 2018||5:15 p.m. ET on ESPN||Ford Field, Detroit, MI||Minnesota vs. Georgia Tech|
|CHEEZ-IT BOWL||Dec. 26, 2018||9 p.m. ET on ESPN||Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ||TCU vs. California|
|INDEPENDENCE BOWL||Dec. 27, 2018||1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Independence Stadium, Shreveport, LA||Temple vs. Duke|
|PINSTRIPE BOWL||Dec. 27, 2018||5:15 p.m. ET on ESPN||Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY||Miami vs. Wisconsin|
|TEXAS BOWL||Dec. 27, 2018||9 p.m. ET on ESPN||NRG Stadium, Houston, TX||Baylor vs. Vanderbilt|
|MUSIC CITY BOWL||Dec. 28, 2018||1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN||Auburn vs. Purdue|
|CAMPING WORLD BOWL||Dec. 28, 2018||5:15 p.m. ET on ESPN||Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL||W. Virginia vs. Syracuse|
|ALAMO BOWL||Dec. 28, 2018||9 p.m. ET on ESPN||Alamodome, San Antonio, TX||Iowa State vs. Wash. State|
|PEACH BOWL||Dec. 29, 2018||12:00 p.m. ET on ESPN||Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA||Michigan vs. Florida|
|BELK BOWL||Dec. 29, 2018||12:30 p.m. ET on ABC||Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC||South Carolina vs. Virginia|
|ARIZONA BOWL||Dec. 29, 2018||1:15 p.m. ET on CBSSN||Arizona Stadium, Tucson, AZ||Nevada vs. Arkansas|
|COTTON BOWL CLASSIC||Dec. 29, 2018||4:00 p.m. ET on ESPN||AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX||Clemson vs. Notre Dame|
|ORANGE BOWL||Dec. 29, 2018||8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN||Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL||Alabama vs. Oklahoma|
|MILITARY BOWL||Dec. 31, 2018||12:00 p.m. ET on ESPN||Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD||Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech|
|SUN BOWL||Dec. 31, 2018||2 p.m. ET on CBS||Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, TX||Pittsburgh vs. Stanford (8-4)|
|RED BOX BOWL||Dec. 31, 2018||3:00 p.m. ET on FOX||Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, CA||Michigan State vs. Oregon|
|LIBERTY BOWL||Dec. 31, 2018||3:45 p.m. ET on ESPN||Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN||Missouri vs. Oklahoma State|
|HOLIDAY BOWL||Dec. 31, 2018||7:00 p.m. ET on FS1||SDCCU Stadium, San Diego, CA||Northwestern vs. Utah|
|TAXSLAYER BOWL||Dec. 31, 2018||7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN||TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, FL||Texas A&M vs. NC State|
|OUTBACK BOWL||Jan. 1, 2019||12:00 p.m. ET on ESPN2||Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL||Mississippi State vs. Iowa|
|CITRUS BOWL||Jan. 1, 2019||1:00 p.m. ET on ABC||Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL||Kentucky vs. Penn State|
|FIESTA BOWL||Jan. 1, 2019||1:00 p.m. ET on ESPN||State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ||UCF vs. LSU|
|ROSE BOWL (CFP SEMIFINAL)||Jan. 1, 2019||5:00 p.m. ET on ESPN||Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA||Ohio State vs. Washington|
|SUGAR BOWL (CFP SEMIFINAL)||Jan. 1, 2019||8:45 p.m. ET on ESPN||Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA||Texas vs. Georgia|
|NCAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP||Jan. 7, 2019||8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN||Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, CA||Clemson vs. Alabama|
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