MIAMI, Fla. — For the fourth straight year, the Alabama Crimson Tide will play for the National Championship, after rolling past the Oklahoma Sooners, 45-34 in the Orange Bowl on Saturday.
Top-ranked Alabama got off to a quick start, taking a 21-0 lead in the first quarter. Oklahoma attempted to get back in the game, cutting the lead to 31-20 in the third quarter, but it was not enough.
Quarterback Tua Tagavailoa led the way for Alabama with 318 passing yards and 4 touchdowns. Receiver DeVonta Smith had 6 catches for 104 yards and 1 TD.
This win sets up a National Championship matchup with Clemson, which beat Notre Dame, 30-3 in the Cotton Bowl. It will be the third National Championship matchup between the two teams.
The game is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 7.