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Rose officials anticipate bigger Georgia crowd

Georgia vs Oklahoma in Rose Bowl

The Latest on the College Football Playoff semifinals (all times EST):

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4:53 p.m.

With both teams wearing varying shades of red, it is hard to tell Sooners fans from Bulldogs fans from afar at the Rose Bowl.

But expect a majority Georgia crowd.

Rose Bowl officials anticipated a better showing from the Dawgs because their team has not played in the Granddaddy of Them All since 1943.

Plus, with the College Football Playoff championship game in Atlanta, 90 miles from Georgia's Athens campus, Bulldogs fans would only have to pay for one long trip to see their team play twice -- if it wins. Figure the crowd will be at least 60-40 Georgia and that's being conservative.

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4:01 p.m.

Baker Mayfield is going through his usual pregame warmup as Oklahoma gets ready to play Georgia in the Rose Bowl.

Mayfield has been fighting flu-like symptoms in the week leading up to the College Football Playoff game.

Wearing a white, long-sleeved T-shirt and head band, Mayfield did more running and catching than throwing as a few dozen of his teammates came out early to get warmed up.

Mayfield got a big ovation from Sooners fans gathered behind the corner of the end zone when he was appeared.

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3:47 p.m.

Alabama and Clemson have already lost on College Football Playoff semifinal day. On a horse track, that is.

Jalen Hurts was third in the fourth race at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida, on Monday, and Clemson And Watson was a distant sixth in the fifth -- and yes, those are real horses and real horse names, with the obvious nod to some pretty good quarterbacks.

At least Hurts came close, and returned $3.60 to show. Clemson And Watson was never a factor after breaking very slowly and going to the back of the pack right out of the gate.

Both horses have one win in seven career starts.

Clemson, the football team, faces Alabama, led by quarterback Jalen Hurts, in the Sugar Bowl on Monday night with a spot in the College Football Playoff national championship game at stake.

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