NOTRE DAME VS CLEMSON COTTON BOWL 2018 PREVIEW
Notre Dame vs Clemson Cotton Bowl 2018 preview at College Football features predictions from College Football Today staff and a preview of both teams regular seasons in 2018. We had a great run predicting these two dynamic college football playoff teams paths and now the real test begins, as national powers collide in the 2018 College Football Playoff.
Click picture below of College Football Today Cotton Bowl 2018 Predictions. Coach Trout picked Notre Dame, not knowing of the suspensions would take place for testing positive Ostarine.
NOTRE DAME COTTON BOWL 2018
The path to the Cotton Bowl 2018 and College Football Playoff for the Notre Fighting-Irish was predicted in full at College Football Today on October, 7th, 2018.
Brian Kelly has brought new and innovative training methods to the Fighting Irish and they have worked magically at winning crucial games that have shot them up all three polls. The first three games of the season were not impressive and Notre Dame looked like a decent team, as they were able to defeat the Michigan Wolverines at home. What was concerning was after the big win in South Bend, they nearly lost to (2-4) Ball State by a score of 24-16. Given both teams are in Indiana, you could consider this an in-state rivalry, so they remain a Top 25 team. At home, against Vanderbilt, The Fighting Irish were able to defeat their SEC opponent by a score of 22-17.Vanderbilt is a good team this season, but a below average to average SEC team, as they were pummeled by South Carolina by a score of 37-14 in Nashville,TN. Consensus Top 3 team the Georgia Bulldogs, were able to defeat Vanderbilt 41-13 as the Bulldogs offense begins to assert their dominance in SEC play. They were able to defeat (3-3) Wake Forest handily in Winston Salem, NC by a score of 56-27 and you started to see the framework for the 2018-2019 Fighting Irish start to form. It was then, the Irish came up against the mighty Stanford Cardinals, who are year in and year out one of the toughest opponents the Irish face. They were able to defeat genius David Shaw and shatter Bryce Love's hopes for earlyHeisman contention. Normally, I am not into over analyzing things, as second guessing is for people who are unsure of the situation, but I looked at the remaining games for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the odds are in their favor of winning throughout the rest of the season. I had them picked to win over Virginia Tech and knowing how the system is set up, I presented my case to several older football minds and they said I was right. Let's look at the remaining schedule for Notre Dame and why they should ultimately be in the BCS playoffs at the conclusion of the college football rankings.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF 2018
The College Football Playoff starts tomorrow and as we predicted, our top four teams for most of the 2018 regular season will be competing for the the right to hoist the 2018 College Football National Championship Trophy. The 2018 Cotton Bowl features two of the best offensive and defensive units in the nation, as seen below via Herosports.com. As you can see, Clemson has averaged 44.1 points per game and Notre Dame has averaged 34 points per game. Both teams play in a very similar fashion on the offensive side of the football and also feature dominant defenses. Clemson has only allowed 13 points a game all season long, while Notre Dame has only allowed 19 points. That being said, in retrospect, Notre Dame has had to overcome a lot more adversity all season long to get the right to play in the 2018 Cotton Bowl College Football Playoff Semifinal.
CLEMSON TIGERS COTTON BOWL 2018
Travis Etienne won our College Football Player Of The Year Award for the Clemson Tigers, as we believe he was the most productive player in all of College Football Today. He was able to set the tone for the Clemson Tigers offense all season long and looks to get past the stout Notre Dame defensive front, led by 2019 NFL Draft NT Prospect Jerry Tillery. Two of Clemson's games this year were against Furman and Georgia Southern, while the Notre Dame football team's weakest opponent all season long was probably either Ball State or Navy looking back. So these numbers could be slightly skewed when you look back at what both teams were able to accomplish and why this 2018 Cotton Bowl should be a highly competitive match-up between two national powerhouse football programs.
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