Paul Finebaum reacts to Clemson's win over Ohio State

Paul Finebaum reacts to Clemson's win over Ohio State

Etienne scored on an 8-yard run to give Clemson its first points of the game late in the second quarter.

Former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer spoke about what Ryan Day and his team need to do to take down the Tigers this weekend. "I mean, he is a fearless competitor".

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence directed a 4-play, 94-yard drive that was capped by running back Travis Etienne's game-clinching catch-and-run from 34 yards out with 1:49 remaining.

Yet, in typical Clemson fashion, the call worked to perfection. Ohio State receiver Chris Olave broke off his route and left Fields throwing to no one.

Clemson defeated Ohio State, 29-23, in Saturday's Fiesta Bowl to reach the title game for the fourth time in five years, while LSU destroyed Oklahoma 63-28 in the Peach Bowl and will play for its first national title since 2007.

"Even though it was an awesome drive, being around here this long, it was not surprising", said Clemson offensive coordinator Jeff Scott, who will become head coach at South Florida after the national championship game next month.

The Tigers' reward for winning their 29th in a row?

Clemson will now play LSU in the CFP national championship game in New Orleans on January 13. "They've got the heart of a champion, they've got the eye of a tiger". The three-star recruit chose the Buckeyes over 21 other schools, including Colorado and Colorado State. Three days later, Urban Meyer hired Day, then an assistant with the San Francisco 49ers, as his co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. That is what hurts the most about this game, we all knew that this Ohio State team was good enough to win a national title but just fell short.

Ohio State: Fields and the Buckeyes start next season against Bowling Green. There was cornerback Shaun Wade's momentum-turning targeting penalty, an automatic ejection, in the second quarter that started Clemson's comeback from 16 points down. No. Ohio State can blame itself for several reasons, too. The controversial replay decisions which overturned calls on the field by the officials would have been a sideshow if OSU had built the lead it could have had in the first half.

ESPN analyst Paul Finebaum was dead wrong in his prediction that Ohio State would win against Clemson in the 2019 Fiesta Bowl on Saturday. Hurts has 38 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns so far against LSU.

The Buckeyes answered on a Fields fourth-down pass to Olave that put them up 23-21 with 11:46 to go.

Can "little 'ol Clemson" prove the doubters wrong one more time? .

The LSU Tigers and the Clemson Tigers will play in the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship.

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