The UF Team take an early look at the CFP semi-finals
New Year’s Eve is normally an exciting time for many, but it is a completely different experience for College Football fans.
Both the Fiesta Bowl and the Peach Bowl feature on December 31st, with the winners of each game moving on for a shot at the CFP National Championship game.
The UF squad has taken an early look at the two games, naming their top tip from each bowl game.
Here are their selections for each of the two CFP semi-finals.
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FIESTA BOWL – No.2 Michigan v No.3 TCU
The UF Team tipped up Michigan to win the Big Ten Conference months ago and we still think they can go all the way and win the CFP National Championship this year.
First up, they take on the TCU Horned Frogs, who make their first appearance in the CFP semi-finals.
The Wolverines have experience on their side, as they featured in last year’s CFP semi-finals, but they are yet to make it to the National Championship game.
Even with the concerns of star running back Blake Corum being ruled out, Michigan have a worthy replacement in Donovan Edwards, who chalked up 216 rushing yards and two touchdowns against rivals Ohio State last month.
TCU lost the Big 12 Championship to Kansas State at the beginning of the month, which could have more of an effect on them than first thought.
Horned Frogs QB Max Duggan has engineered plenty of comebacks this year, but this could prove to be a bridge too far for the Big 12 outfit if they allow Michigan to build a strong lead.
The Wolverines to win by a touchdown plus a point looks the best offer here.
TIP: Michigan -7.5 (-108, FanDuel)
PEACH BOWL – No.1 Georgia v No.4 Ohio State
Georgia returns to the CFP semi-finals, with the hope of winning back-to-back National Championships.
The Bulldogs have been the standout team in College Football, beating three top-15 teams on their way to an undefeated record and a SEC Championship title.
They take on Ohio State for a place in the National Championship, who were voted in over residential CFP side Alabama.
Georgia’s defense has been the key to helping them to success, while their offense has scored an average of 39.2 points per game this year.
The Buckeyes may not be the strongest in defense, but their potent offense has been exciting to watch with Heisman Trophy candidate C.J. Stroud and Marvin Harrison Jr spreadheading the Ohio State attack.
While it is safe to assume Georgia should get the win, it’s likely we’ll see a shootout between these two sides.
We’re liking the over total here and it looks achievable.
TIP: Over 62.5 Points (-106, FanDuel)