No. 3 Ohio State downed No. 2 Clemson, 49-28, in the Sugar Bowl on Friday night as Justin Fields threw for six touchdowns and Trey Sermon ran for 193 yards. The Buckeyes (7-0) will take on No. 1 Alabama (12-0) for the College Football Playoff championship on Monday, January 11, at 8 p.m. (ESPN) in Miami Gardens after the Crimson Tide defeated No. 4 Notre Dame, 31-14, in the Rose Bowl in Texas. … Jack Podlesny kicked a 53-yard field goal with 12 seconds left to lift Georgia to a 24-21 win over previously-unbeaten Cincinnati in the Peach Bowl. … Northwestern turned back Auburn, 35-19, in the Citrus Bowl. … No. 23 N.C. State (8-3) plays Kentucky (4-6) in the Gator Bowl today (ESPN, noon) and No. 5 Texas A&M (8-1) meets No. 13 North Carolina (8-3) in the Orange Bowl (ESPN, 8 p.m.). … North Carolina (5-4) hosts Notre Dame (3-5) in college basketball (ACC Network, 4 p.m.).