2017’s bowl games announced, highlighted by big New Year’s Six

The 2017 New Year’s Six have been established as bowl game announcements are underway.

With the announcement of the College Football Playoff teams — No. 1 Clemson, No. 2 Oklahoma, No. 3 Georgia and No. 4 Alabama — the semifinal games were decided upon.

Clemson and Alabama will play each other for the third time in Clemson’s three playoff appearances — and a rematch of the 2016 title game — at the Sugar Bowl on Monday, Jan. 1 (8:45 p.m. ET on ESPN). Nick Saban’s Tide will seek to avenge their title loss last year; since joining Alabama in 2007, Saban is 10-2 against teams he lost to the previous season (only LSU and Ole Miss have taken him down in consecutive seasons), according to ESPN Stats Information.

Earlier on New Year’s Day, Georgia and Oklahoma will fight for a spot in the title game at the Rose Bowl (5 p.m. ET on ESPN). It’s just the second time since 1920 that the Rose Bowl does not feature a Big Ten or Pac-12 team (Miami defeated Nebraska

Article source: http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/21654912/2017-cfp-new-year-six-bowl-games-announced

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