Clemson Tigers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes, NCAAF Fiesta Bowl. Without lies this is one of the most anticipated Bowls of the year. The Fiesta bowl almost always has a favorite for the title of the season. But this time the Tigers are not the only favorites to win the title. The Buckeyes also have a perfect record and arrived at the Bowl with hopes for much more this season. The Tigers want to defend the title against whoever it is.
Clemson Tigers: No one stops us.
The Tigers close the regular season with 13 wins without losses. Clemson is the number three team in the nation in the last AP Poll. The Tigers won the title of the ACC against Virginia 62-17. For most of the season the team was dominant. The only team that was about to take the Tigers undefeated was North Carolina, but the team won by a single point 21-20 that game.
This season the Tigers are scoring an average of 46.5 points per game, 39.2 rushes with 252.9 rush yards, 22.3 completed passes for 294.8 pass yards. Travis Etienne RB is a leader in running yards with 1500 yards for 17 touchdowns. The defense allows an average of 10.6 points per game, 35.8 rushes with 106.2 rush yards, 13.1 completed passes for 138.5 pass yards.
Trevor Lawrence with an impeccable season so far. 68.8% for 232 completed passes, 3172 yards, 34 touchdowns with 8 interceptions, 176.5 overall rating. 77 personal rushes for 407 yards and 7 touchdowns.
The last game against the Buckeyes was a victory for the Tigers 31-0 in 2016. Since 1978, three games against the Buckeyes, all victories for Clemson.
Ohio State Buckeyes: We’re here for something.
The Buckeyes are not in the bowl party luckily. The team is 13-0 this season. The Buckeyes won the conference final against Wisconsin 34-21. 90% of the games this season were victories for the Buckeyes with an average of 10-20 points per game over rival rivals. Two games this season with more than 70+ points, one of those against Maryland 73-14 in the conference.
The team is scoring an average of 48.7 points per game, 47 rushes with 271.2 rush yards, 18.4 completed passes for 244.3 pass yards. The Buckeyes have Dobbins (RB) with 1829 yards for 20 touchdowns this season. The defense allows up to 12.5 points per game, 35.2 rushes for 88.7 rush yards, 15 completed passes for 167.7 pass yards.
Justin Fields will be available for this game. 67.5% with 208 completed passes, 2953 yards, 40 touchdowns and a single interception. 190.3 overall rating. 123 personal rushes for 10 touchdowns this season. The only interception of the season was at home against Michigan. In the game for the Fields conference championship he threw 299 yards, 3 touchdowns and 19 completed passes.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Clemson Tigers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes 12/28/2019 is: take the Clemson Tigers -2.0 (Spread).
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