The 2018 college football season is nearly at its conclusion. The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide and No. 2 Clemson Tigers will play the final game in the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 7.
For Big 12 college football teams, the last action of the season occurred on New Year’s Day. The Texas Longhorns ended their season on a high note, and beat the Georgia Bulldogs in the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
The victory by the Longhorns, which had quarterback Sam Ehlinger declare that the team was back following the Sugar Bowl win, will create some excitement in the conference heading into the 2019 season. Texas’ arch rival Oklahoma will be trying to qualify for the College Football Playoff for the third consecutive season in 2019, and the Sooners defeated the Longhorns in the 2018 Big 12 Championship Game. It was the fourth straight Big 12 title for Oklahoma, which played Alabama in the Capital One Orange Bowl playoff semifinal.
“I think we’re right on the doorstep,” Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley said after Oklahoma lost to Alabama on Dec. 29. “There’s no doubt. And I think the talent level is growing, the recruiting is going great, the program I think is headed in such a great direction in large part because of these guys up here, and the fight in this program has never been better. It’s agonizingly close. It is. But we’ve got to continue to take steps in the right direction, and we’re going to do everything we can to get that done.”
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