BCS National Championship Game

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly speaks to an offical during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Georgia, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
September 22, 2019 - 12:52 pm
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — As the Notre Dame players trudged off the field, they received appreciative cheers from the Georgia fans at Sanford Stadium. Yes, the Fighting Irish lost another big game, but they gained a new level of respect. Now the question is: Can they still make the College Football...
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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 - 6:40 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 when Clemson took over the Cotton Bowl. When the third-ranked Irish needed just about everything...
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Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney raises the trophy after Clemson won the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game against Pittsburgh in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
December 02, 2018 - 11:33 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clemson is getting a new bowl experience and a playoff first-timer for its fourth consecutive College Football Playoff appearance. The ACC champion Tigers (13-0, No. 2 CFP) will play Notre Dame (12-0, No. 3 CFP) in the Cotton Bowl on Dec. 29 at AT&T Stadium. "We've got...
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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 - 3:16 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ian Book threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Miles Boykin with 5:43 remaining and No. 5 Notre Dame remained unbeaten, coming from behind and then holding off Pittsburgh 19-14 on Saturday. The Fighting Irish are 7-0 for the first time since 2012, the year they went to the BCS...
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