Ohio State opens as narrow favorite over Clemson in Fiesta Bowl
Ohio State was awarded the No. 3 seed in the College Football Playoff on Sunday and they’ll open as a three-point favorite over No. 2 Clemson.
Down the stretch, Ohio State had trouble putting away Michigan State and Michigan but putting away teams like Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Nebraska earlier in the season helped boost the Buckeyes image. Clemson is coming off a 42-35 win over Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship Game.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 4, 2016
The Buckeyes finished the year 11-1 and went 3-1 against opponents ranked in the top 25. Clemson went 12-1, claimed an ACC title and had a 4-1 record against top 25 teams. If both favorites were to win, Alabama and Ohio State would be battling for a national championship.
Clemson and Ohio State met in the 2014 Orange Bowl after the 2013 season. The Tigers went on to win that contest 40-35.