College football Week 12 bowl screenings: Tennessee-Georgia rematch in the works

College football Week 12 bowl screenings: Tennessee-Georgia rematch in the works

The CFP committee is going to have an interesting debate for the final spot if the chalk holds for the next three weeks.

Which 40-point offense deserves the last playoff spot? No. 5 Tennessee is the answer, at least for now.

The Vols are back in the CFP in Sporting News Week 12 bowl screening. Tennessee leads the FBS with 47.4 points per game, and that will be part of the reason they are the most-attractive one-loss team at the end of the deliberations.

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All four unbeaten teams have 40-point offenses, too. No. 1 Georgia (40.6), No. 2 Ohio State (46.8), No. 3 Michigan (41.4) and No. 4 TCU (40.5) can score. Two other one-loss contenders – No. 7 USC (42.4) and No. 13 North Carolina (40.1) fit that description, too.

If the debate comes down to Tennessee, the Michigan-Ohio State loser, USC and North Carolina, the team with the best offense will be a talking point. Right now, that is the Vols.

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SN has the Bulldogs and Vols in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and Ohio State and TCU in the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl. No. 17 UCF and No. 19 Kansas State moved into our New Year’s Day Six picks.

The College Football Playoff semifinals will be on Dec. 31 this season. Those semifinals will be played at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta and the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz. The College Football Playoff championship game is on Jan. 9 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif.

Week 12 College Football Bowl Projections

DATE BOWL MATCHUP
Dec. 16 Bahamas Bowl North Texas vs. bowling green
Dec. 16 Cure Bowl South Alabama vs. Rice
Dec. 17 Wasabi Fenway Bowl Houston vs. Louisville
Dec. 17 New Mexico Bowl BYU vs. Air Force
Dec. 17 Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl Boise State vs. Cincinnati
Dec. 17 Lending Tree Bowl Buffalo vs. Georgia Southern
Dec. 17 Las Vegas Bowl Washington State vs. Missouri
Dec. 17 Frisco Bowl Middle Tennessee State vs. east carolina
Dec. 19 Myrtle Beach Bowl UAB vs. troy
Dec. 20 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Ball State vs. Fresno State
Dec. 20 Boca Raton Bowl Tulane vs. UTSA
Dec. 21 New Orleans Bowl Western Kentucky vs. Appalachian State
Dec. 22 Armed Forces Bowl Texas Tech vs. Liberty
Dec. 23 Independence Bowl Marshall* vs. UConn
Dec. 23 Gasparilla Bowl Louisiana vs. San Diego State
Dec. 24 hawaii-bowl FAU vs. Wyoming
Dec. 26 Quick Lane Bowl Ohio vs. Maryland
Dec. 27 Camellia Bowl Toledo vs. Coastal Carolina
Dec. 27 First Responder Bowl Duke vs. Oregon State
Dec. 27 Birmingham Bowl Memphis vs. Michigan State*
Dec. 27 Guaranteed Rate Bowl Kansas vs. Wisconsin
Dec. 28 military-bowl Pitt vs. EMS
Dec. 28 liberty-bowl Baylor vs. south carolina
Dec. 28 holiday bowl UCLA vs. WakeForest
Dec. 28 texas-bowl Oklahoma vs. Mississippi State
Dec. 29 pinstripe bowl Iowa vs. NC State
Dec. 29 Cheez-It Bowl Texas vs. Florida State
Dec. 29 Alamo Bowl Oklahoma State vs. Washington
Dec. 30 Duke’s Mayo Bowl Minnesota vs. Our Lady
Dec. 30 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Oregon State vs. Syracuse
Dec. 30 Gator Bowl Clemson vs. Florida
Dec. 30 arizona-bowl Eastern Michigan vs. San Diego State
Dec. 31 Music City Bowl Illinois vs. Arkansas
Jan. 2 Relia Quest Bowl Purdue vs. Kentucky
Jan. 2 Citrus Bowl Penn State vs. ole miss

College football New Year’s Day Six picks

DATE BOWL MATCHUP
Dec. 30 Capital One Orange Bowl North Carolina vs. Alabama
Dec. 31 Allstate Sugar Bowl Kansas State vs. USL
Jan. 2 Goodyear Cotton Bowl UCF vs. Utah
Jan. 2 Rose Bowl Game Michigan vs. USC
Dec. 31 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (semi-final) Georgia vs. Tennessee
Dec. 31 Fiesta Bowl (semi-final) Ohio State vs. UCT

College Football Playoff championship pick

DATE BOWL MATCHUP
Jan. 11 CFP championship game Ohio State vs. georgia

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