Published: Tue, December 05, 2017
Health | By Jay Jacobs

Jones out for Sugar Bowl against Clemson

Jones out for Sugar Bowl against Clemson

This is the third time Alabama and Clemson will meet, but Cubelic said this matchup will be played differently.

CFP committee chairman Kirby Hocutt said Ohio State's 31-point loss could not be overlooked and that to the committee, Alabama was the better team.

The last two Tide-Tigers title tilts, Clemson went for 550 yards in 2015 and 511 yards past year, largely because of Watson.

Clemson defeated Miami (FL) 38-3 in the Dr. Pepper ACC Championship game on Saturday night to improve its record to 12-1.

"We expect it to be a great football game and a great economic boon to our city and state", Hundley said of game No. 3 in a best-of-we'll see where this goes series.

"We're the attacking champs", Swinney said.

With both teams within driving distance of New Orleans and the Super Done, perhaps it's not a surprise that it's the most expensive Sugar Bowl TicketIQ has ever tracked. Alabama finished the season 11-1, but did not win their conference championship.

Alabama averages 265.3 rushing yards per game and leads the SEC in rushing yards before contact at 4.17 per carry.

Two years ago, Clemson was the No. 1 unbeaten seed and Alabama was the once-beaten No. 2 selection.

"Everything coming into the spring was, 'Oh, man, you won a national championship, how do you stay focused?' We had checked the box, so now we're going to quit working at Clemson", Swinney said. Last season, it flipped with the No. 1 Tide unbeaten and the No. 2 Tigers with one loss. That's been our mindset all year. And the Iron Bowl says one text message to date 7870 goes on to say he news that he would end up one of the top four teams in Red Cross is his way into the national.

Alabama: Alabama's had a tough time staying healthy on defense this season, especially at linebacker.

Alabama will be without one of its starting defensive backs during its playoff semifinal game against Clemson.

Meanwhile, Hundley and the rest of the Sugar Bowl folks are on a high.

Although Alabama's next game will be a national semifinal in college football's four-team playoff, it is also a bowl game, and a familiar one at that.

"Early indication are our tickets are going to be a hot commodity", Hundley said.

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