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2018 CFP IN: Oklahoma Sooners

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Oklahoma Sooners are the No. 4 seed in the College Football Playoff. This is the second straight year they have made the CFP.

The Sooners will face No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide in the Capital One Orange Bowl. The game will be played on Saturday, December 29th at 8 pm on ESPN from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Last year, the Sooners were the No. 2 seed in the CFP. They were defeated by the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs 54-48 in overtime at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver CeeDee Lamb has a pass broken up by TCU Horned Frogs' Noah Daniels
CeeDee Lamb has a pass broken up by TCU Horned Frogs’ Noah Daniels (Getty Images)

While the Sooners lost in their lone CFP appearance, the No. 4 seed as won two of the four years. In 2014-15, the No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes defeated the No. 2 Oregon Ducks, 42-20, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

the No. 4 Alabama Crimson Tide defeated No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs, 26-23, in overtime at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia in January.

The Sooners began the season as the No. 7 ranked team. Then then switched from No. 6 to No. 5 over the next four weeks.

In Week 6, the team fell to No. 7. They then fell to No. 9 one week later. They were No. 8 on October 27th.

On November 3rd, they were No. 7. Then, for the next three weeks, they were No. 6. On December 1st, they were No. 5.

The Sooners defeated the FAU Owls, 63-14 in the season-opener on September 1st. One week later, they won 49-21 over the UCLA Bruins.

The team won 37-27 over the Iowa State Cyclones on September 15th. They won 28-21 in overtime to the Army Black Knights on September 22nd.

Oklahoma ended September with a 66-33 win over the Baylor Bears.

The team suffered its lone loss of the season on October 6th. They lost 48-45 to then-No. 19 Texas Longhorns in the Red River Showdown at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas.

Following the loss, the Sooners defeated the TCU Horned Frogs, 52-27, on October 20th. One week later, the team won 51-14 over the Kansas State Wildcats.

Oklahoma won 51-46 over the Texas Tech Red Raiders on November 3rd. The Sooners won 48-47 over the Oklahoma State Cowboys on November 10th in the Bedlam Series.

Then on November 17th, the Sooners defeated the Kansas Jayhawks, 55-40. They defeated then-No. 12 West Virginia Mountaineers, 59-56 on November 23rd.

Their regular season ended on Saturday with a 39-27 win over No. 9 Longhorns at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas for the Big 12 Championship.

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