With "The Granddaddy of Them All" just three days away, what does playing in the inaugural year of the college football playoffs mean for these players?
Some athletes, including Florida State defensive tackle Eddie Goldman, has let the historical implication resonate.
"I was thinking about the other day. It's almost like the first Superbowl ever. It's nice to be a part of, especially in the Rose Bowl, where it's a great stadium with great history," he said.
"It's a huge blessing for us. We're very thankful to be here. It's a huge blessing," said Oregon offensive lineman Hroniss Grasu.
For others, the game itself has taken full precedence.
"I don't think it has actually registered with us just yet. I feel like stuff is going to start registering with us right before kickoff. We just have to play our game like we always do, just go out there and execute," said Oregon offensive lineman Cameron Hunt.
Florida State linebacker Reggie Northrup says he's just ready to get on the field.
"It's exciting. I can't wait. I'm ready for game day now."