By Jim Baird | AM Football Briefing | Sunday, December 5 – 6:15 AM
OSU 3 Point Favorite vs Clemson: Ohio State opened as a three point favorite against Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl, which will take place December 31 at 7:00 PM EST. Meanwhile, Alabama opened as a 14 point favorite against Washington in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta starting at 3:00 EST December 31. Meyer described Clemson’s skill on offense as “over the top. They’re all NFL players.” To advance in the playoffs, the Buckeyes will need to slow down the Tiger’s dynamic QB Deshaun Watson, who has accounted for nearly 4000 yards passing this season and more than 500 rushing along with 43 touchdowns.
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1) Can Ohio State football win a national championship?, Bill Landis, Plain Dealer – December 5
1) Buckeyes will play Clemson in national semifinal, Bill Rabinowitz, Columbus Dispatch – December 4
2) Committee got it right, but wouldn’t an 8-team playoff be amazing?, David Briggs, Toledo Blade – December 5
3) College Football’s Chosen 4: Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Washington, Marc Tracy, New York Times – December 4