Clemson made no one doubt it deserved a second chance to beat Alabama for the national championship with a 31-0 drubbing of Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl.
Hours after the Tide dominated Washington in the Peach Bowl, Clemson’s performance against Ohio State was even more suffocating. As the Clemson defensive front ravaged Ohio State’s offense, the Clemson offense hit the Ohio State defense with a couple of uppercuts to earn a College Football Playoff National Championship Game rematch on Jan. 9.
Nearly a year ago, Alabama beat Clemson 45-40 in the same stadium where the Tigers beat the Buckeyes for the national title. News of the rematch was apparently news to Clemson players as the clock wound down. ESPN cameras caught Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware asking those around him who won the game between Alabama and Washington and what the final score was.
It’s the first time since the advent of the BCS in 1999 that the same teams have played for the championship in back-to-back seasons. AndRead More »from Clemson pummels Ohio State to earn rematch with Alabama