The semifinals began with the reigning champions Alabama Cincinnati dominating the Cotton Bowl 27-6. Georgia then recovered from an SEC championship loss – to Alabama – by easily handing No. 2 Michigan over to a 34-11 loss at the Orange Bowl.
The 2022 CFP Championship is scheduled for January 10 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Cotton bowl: No. 1 Alabama 27, No. 4 Cincinnati 6
No. 1 Alabama defeated No. 4 Cincinnati 27-6 at the Cotton Bowl Classic in Arlington, Texas on Friday to advance to the championship game.
Crimson Tide quarterback and 2021 Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young threw 181 yards and three touchdowns while Brian Robinson Jr. stormed back 204 yards.
“I didn’t think I’d be in the spotlight. We only have one game planned, ”said Robinson. “It was just whatever they throw at us, we have to adjust to it.”
The Alabama Defense kept Bearcats quarterback Desmond Ridder to just 144 yards through the air.
“As the season goes on and we’re about to have our last game, I think it’s very important now to pay attention to small details and make sure we’re all on the same page and keep reducing our mental problems.” Making mistakes, continuing to have fun and playing together as a unit. I think that’s what we just did, “said Alabama linebacker Will Anderson Jr.
The 2022 college football playoff championship is scheduled for January 10 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Orange peel: No. 3 Georgia 34, No. 2 Michigan 11
Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett split the Michigan defense, throwing for 310 yards and three touchdowns, and running back James Cook added 109 yards of receiving and a touchdown.
The strong Bulldog defense held Michigan’s offensive in check and didn’t allow a touchdown until the end of the fourth quarter. Georgia cornerback Derion Kendrick intercepted Michigan’s starting quarterback Cade McNamara twice.