BCS National Championship Game

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) celebrates after their 30-3 win against Notre Dame in the NCAA Cotton Bowl semi-final playoff football game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)
December 29, 2018 - 9:13 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — When Clemson's Dabo Swinney entrusted a team with championship aspirations to freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence in September, this is what the Tigers' coach had in mind. Lawrence threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns and No. 2 Clemson beat No. 3 Notre Dame 30-3 on...
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Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray (1) looks to pass, during the second half of the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game against Alabama, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
December 29, 2018 - 8:41 pm
The Latest on the College Football Playoff semifinals at the Cotton and Orange Bowls (all times EST): 11:40 p.m. Kyler Murray won't go away. Oklahoma's quarterback scored on an 8-yard keeper with 4:23 left, and the Sooners are within 11 points again at the Orange Bowl. It's Alabama 45, Oklahoma 34...
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Clemson wide receiver Tee Higgins (5) reaches up to catch a ball that was tipped by Notre Dame cornerback Donte Vaughn (8) in the end zone for a touchdown late in the first half of the NCAA Cotton Bowl semi-final playoff football game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman)
December 29, 2018 - 5:05 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Notre Dame missed out on a big early game-turning play by the very nose of the football. The Fighting Irish defense missed having All-America cornerback Julian Love on the field for much of the Cotton Bowl. When the third-ranked Irish needed just about everything to go...
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Notre Dame's Ian Book, right, breaks away from a tackle by Northwestern's Montre Hartage during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Evanston, Ill. (AP Photo/Jim Young)
November 03, 2018 - 9:41 pm
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — No. 3 Notre Dame looked as if it was running away with another victory, leading by 17 points early in the fourth quarter. It turned out the Fighting Irish needed one more big dash to secure it. Ian Book threw two touchdown passes and ran 23 yards for a score in the closing...
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Notre Dame running back Dexter Williams, above, is lifted by teammate long snapper Michael Vinson after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Navy Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
October 27, 2018 - 8:30 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ian Book threw for 330 yards and two touchdowns, Dexter Williams ran for 142 yards and three scores and No. 3 Notre Dame overwhelmed Navy 44-22 on Saturday night to remain undefeated and in the playoff picture. JaFar Armstrong added a rushing touchdown for the Fighting Irish. They...
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Notre Dame wide receiver Miles Boykin (81) makes the game winning touchdown catch against Pittsburgh defensive back Dane Jackson during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame won 19-14. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
October 13, 2018 - 7:30 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Wide receiver Miles Boykin had a message for quarterback Ian Book after No. 5 Notre Dame remained unbeaten, coming from behind and then holding off Pittsburgh. "I told him winning is fun, but let's not win like this again," the 6-foot-4 Boykin said after he caught the game-...
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