Can Ohio State get revenge against Clemson?
The Ohio State Buckeyes have had an impressive 13-0 football season for 2019, with dramatic wins over Big Ten rivals like Penn State and Michigan, but all will be for not if they cannot secure a win against the 3rd ranked Clemson Tigers in Glendale, Arizona in the Fiesta Bowl.
In the past, the Buckeyes have struggled against the Dabo Swinney-led Tigers in matchups in both 2014 and 2016. Clemson defeated Ohio State 40-35 in the Orange Bowl in 2014 and 31-0 in the Fiesta Bowl CFP semifinals in 2016. Both of these teams were led by Urban Meyer, who now provides commentary from the sidelines. Ryan Day has taken over the team that Urban Meyer left to great success, but Urban as never able to overcome Dabo Swinney when it mattered most. The new coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes, Ryan Day, hopes to leverage the talented roster of Buckeyes in order to reach the College Football finals.
The Tigers are a 2.5-point favorite to beat Ohio State on Saturday according to Vegas odds, but Ohio State has faith in their team that is loaded with talent which includes two Heisman finalists in Defensive End Chase Young and Quarterback Justin Fields. Talent is also plentiful for the Clemson Tigers, who have one of the greatest Quarterback prospects in recent memory, Trevor Lawrence. With an over-under of 62.5, this should be a high-scoring game that is very entertaining.
Written by Joshua Hayes on 12/28/2020.