The 2015 college football playoff semifinal game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Clemson Tigers is taking place this week on New Year’s Eve on Thursday, December 31, 2015, at SunLife Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Game time is 4:00 pm EDT and the game is on ESPN with announcers Brad Nessler and Todd Blackledge along with sideline reporter Holly Rowe.
The winner of this big college football playoff game will go on to the championship game and play for the 2015 college football championship on Monday, January 11, 2016. So the stakes for this college football semifinal playoff game between Oklahoma and Clemson could not be any higher.
- Oklahoma Sooners -3.5 vs Clemson Tigers (O/U is 64)
Oklahoma comes into the game with a 11-1 record and the Sooners are a 3.5 point favorite in the betting odds to win this college football playoff semifinal game over undefeated Clemson in Miami. Oklahoma has wins this season over Akron, Tennessee, Tulsa, West Virginia, Kansas State, Texas Tech, Kansas, Iowa State, Baylor, TCU and Oklahoma State. Oklahoma’s lone loss this season was to Texas.
The combined records of all the teams Oklahoma played in 2015 is 79-67. That works out to a winning percentage of .541. So Oklahoma played a moderately tough schedule in college football this season for the most part.
Clemson comes into this semifinal college football playoff game with a perfect 13-0 record. The Tigers have wins over Wofford, Appalachian State, Louisville, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Boston College, Miami, NC State, Florida State, Syracuse, Wake Forest, South Carolina and North Carolina.
The combined records of all the teams Clemson played and beat this season is 85-73. That works out to a winning percentage of .538. That is the worst schedule of any of the four teams in the college football playoff and it includes a non-FBS opponent in Wofford.
The over/under for the game is 64 points. Oklahoma scores an average of 46 points per game while Clemson averages 39 points scored per game. Oklahoma’s defense gives up an average of 21 points per game while Clemson’s defense gives up 20 points per game.
So who will win this college football playoff semifinal? Oklahoma is favored to win the game even though Clemson comes in with a perfect 13-0 record and Oklahoma did lose a game this season. Obviously, the odds makers are not impressed by Clemson’s perfect record and rightly so since Clemson played the weakest schedule this season of the four teams in the college football playoff. Does that mean Oklahoma is guaranteed to win? Of course not.
Find out who will win on New Year’s Eve. Good luck to both teams! You can see which team has the hottest cheerleaders this season here.