The 3rd ranked Georgia vs Oklahoma Sooners in the 2018 Rose Bowl, a College Football Playoff semifinal game, on Monday, January 1, 2018 (1/1/18) at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The winner will meet the winner of the other semifinal between Alabama and Clemson for the national championship.
GEORGIA VS. OKLAHOMA ROSE BOWL 2018 TV AND LIVE STREAM INFORMATION
Two teams from the same conference had never made the College Football Playoff Rose Bowl 2018 in the same year before Georgia and Alabama this year. It’s no surprise, really, that the S.E.C. was the first conference in the short history of the Playoff to achieve that feat. The S.E.C. has sent a representative—the Crimson Tide—to two of the three title games staged so far in the playoff era. This year, Georgia came to the party too. The Bulldogs easily handled Auburn—who beat Alabama the week before—in the SEC Championship Game.
Two teams from the same conference had never made the College Football Playoff in the same year before Georgia and Alabama this year.
Here’s what you need to know:
Date: Monday, January 1, 2018
Time: 5 p.m. ET
Georgia vs. Oklahoma 2017 live stream: Rose Bowl
As much as we need to concentrate on Heisman Trophy victor Baker Mayfield, the Sooners have a lot of different weapons that could wound the spirit of the Georgia safeguard.
The running back blending of Rodney Anderson and Trey Sermon give a pleasant supplement to Mayfield, who is the second-best passer in the FBS.
NORMAN, OK – OCTOBER 28: Running back Rodney Anderson #24 of the Oklahoma Sooners searches for an opening against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on October 28, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma crushed Texas Tech 49-
Anderson encountered a mind blowing second 50% of the season, as he achieved the 100-yard stamp in five of his last seven recreations. The sophomore likewise picked up 93 yards on 24 conveys in the Big 12 Championship.
Sermon, a first year recruit from Marietta, Georgia, might not have seen the quantity of conveys Anderson did amid the extend run, yet he’s still affected the diversion when he’s touched the ball.
The Rose Bowl has traditionally been a showdown between the West Coast and Middle America as the Pac-12 and Big Ten champions have gone to battle in sunny Los Angeles. But in 2018, thanks to the College Football Playoff, it will give two of the nation’s top four teams a rare opportunity to watch the Parade of the Roses live. Kickoff in the semifinal game between the No. 2 Oklahoma Sooners and No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs is scheduled for 5 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on ESPN (live stream).
It’s the Bulldogs’ first Rose Bowl since the 1942 season when they beat UCLA in a 9-0 barnburner. For the Sooners, it’s their first postseason trip to the City of Angels since the 2002 season, when Nate Hybl led the team to a big win over Washington State.
2017 Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield will try to outgun a Bulldogs offense led by a potent three-headed rushing attack. Georgia ran for an impressive 5.8 yards per carry this fall. The Bulldogs need to be just as productive to keep up with the Sooners’ third-ranked passing offense on Monday.