Here’s ESPN’s score prediction for the title game.
Alabama dominated its rematch with Clemson while Georgia knocked off Oklahoma in an entertaining Rose Bowl to reach the national title game.
Nick Saban and the Tide are favored in the all-SEC affair, by solid 4-point margin.
ESPN wrote up its “Ultimate College Football Playoff Championship preview,” taking a look at the battle between Saban and his former defensive coordinator Kirby Smart.
ESPN analyst Adam Rittenberg predicts a win for the Tide.
Alabama 23, Georgia 16
Rittenberg predicts a low-scoring affair between the defensive stalwarts, despite the points explosion seen in the Rose Bowl between Georgia and Oklahoma.
Or course, Alabama’s offense isn’t nearly as explosive as Oklahoma’s and The Tide’s “D” is markedly better than the Sooners’.
Did ESPN get it right?