Ohio State takes on Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl in one of two College Football Playoff semifinal matchups. The New Year’s Eve game kicks off at 7 p.m. Eastern on ESPN.
Here’s the details for tonight’s game.
Date: Saturday, December 31, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m. Eastern
Location: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
TV Channel: ESPN
Line: Ohio State by 3.5 (Line is according to OddsShark and is subject to change.)
Game Preview: Ohio State takes on Clemson in the prime time College Football Playoff semifinal game. The Buckeyes enter the game as a slight favorite while Clemson is looking to make its second straight national championship game.
Ohio State features a number of freshman players that have outplayed their expectations. Quarterback J.T. Barrett is one of the veteran players that anchors this Buckeyes team. Running back Curtis Samuel is arguably the most versatile offensive player in college football and plays the Percy Harvin role for Ohio State. Samuel is used as a traditional running back but frequently lines up as a wide receiver.
DeShaun Watson is one of the best quarterbacks in the country and has led Clemson to two straight College Football Playoffs. Mike Williams is the Tigers best receiver and likely a top NFL draft pick in 2017. Clemson is looking to advance to the title game for a potential rematch against Alabama.