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New Year’s Eve/College Football Playoff Schedule and Viewing Guide

Alabama v LSU
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The College Football Playoff’s two semifinal games are set for New Year’s Day afternoon. But before that a pair of SEC teams take the field against ACC opponents.

All four games are available for online streaming at WatchESPN and either on ABC or ESPN (full schedule is below).

Louisville vs. LSU has the potential to be sneaky interesting, with the Heisman Trophy winner taking on Ed Orgeron’s team, which will be looking to build for 2017. Kentucky takes on Georgia Tech and will look to emerge with their kneecaps intact. Godspeed, gentlemen.

Semi-final number one features potentially the nation’s best defense in Alabama against one of the nation’s most talented passers, Washington’s Jake Browning. Clemson and Ohio State will reprise their 2014 Orange Bowl matchup (Clemson won 40-35). Clemson and Alabama winning would obviously set up a rematch of last season’s championship. An Ohio State win would set up a rematch of the 2015 Sugar Bowl semi-final, the only playoff game Alabama has lost so far under Nick Saban. As if you needed a reminder, Alabama is the only team which has participated in every season of the College Football Playoff.

Time Game TV and streaming

11 a.m. ET #13 Louisville vs. #20 LSU Citrus Bowl ABC, WatchESPN

11 a.m. ET Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky Taxslayer Bowl ESPN, WatchESPN

3 p.m. ET #1 Alabama vs. #4 Washington Peach Bowl semifinal ESPN, WatchESPN

7 p.m. ET #2 Clemson vs. #3 Ohio State Fiesta Bowl semifinal ESPN, WatchESPN

The remaining non-playoff bowl games will return on Monday following a Sunday full of NFL action. For now, let’s get ready for a full day of college football action.