CFP SEMI-FINAL: #3 Ohio State 49, #2 Clemson 28 (Final)

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  1. OSUBasketballJunkie

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  2. wesbranscum

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    I would have much rather played Bama after what I saw this weekend. The secondary scares me, Coombs not being creative scares me, our soft man coverage scares me.

    Offensively, Fields scares me right now. He's in a funk and I firmly believe the lack of reps combined with not being able to bounce back has impacted him. After indiana he had to miss a week and then play with make shift offensive line that impacted him being able to get back to what they were running. He really needed the Michigan game.

    Right now, it's hard to not see a blow out. Hopefully things change
     
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    I think we'll be ready for this game, the B1G new protocols seems like we should have most players back. I would rather be in the game vs. not being in it. Go Bucks!!!!
     
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    National Rankings for Ohio State....

    Scoring Offense- 8th (Down 4)
    Rushing Offense- 5th (Up 2)
    Passing Offense- 42nd (Down 18)
    Total Offense- 6th (Same)

    Scoring Defense- 24th (Up 11)
    Rushing Defense- 7th (Down 1)
    Passing Defense- 103rd (Up 8)
    Total Defense- 34th (Up 5)
     
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    Natl Rankings for Clemson

    Scoring Offense- 4th
    Rushing Offense- 64th
    Passing Offense- 7th
    Total Offense- 11th

    Scoring Defense- 11th
    Rushing Defense- 9th
    Passing Defense- 26th
    Total Defense- 6th
     
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    Wow the butthurt on ESPN over Ohio State is real. LOL. Ive never seen anything like it!!!!! This is derangement syndrome level stuff.
     
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    It will never change until the playoff system isn't controlled by ESPN and the SEC.......

    It is the SEC invitational at this point.....
     
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    Key to the game will be our offensive line and defensive line. Fields will be fine if we are balanced. Having our two of our top receivers back will also help.
     
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    Top 6 aside from OSU are ACC/SEC and they are against one school being in the playoff. Weird how that happens. I'll give Jesse Palmer credit, at least he seems rational.
     
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    This! Exactly this!

    Dabo has been campaigning for two weeks to keep Ohio State out. Plus they opened up a 6.5 point underdog. AND, last year!

    This team needs no more motivation! That and I feel that Ohio State has more talent. I think we get them, fellas.
     
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    • Part of his opening statement: "To have a chance to be in the playoffs is a very special opportunity for our team. It's an incredible opportunity any year, but especially this year."
    • "We look forward to competing against a great Ohio State team. We all know how talented they are, how well-coached they are."
    • Swinney If you're going to pick the four best year in a year out, there's probably six or seven teams out there that really have a shot every year." He says he includes Ohio State, Notre Dame, Alabama and Clemson among those teams.
    • "I didn't have a problem with the BCS, even though it was just two teams." He says the playoff has "taken that and made it better."
    • Swinney on if he thinks the Buckeyes are a rival to Clemson: "Ohio State? Absolutely. If we're playing Ohio State, it's a playoff or a BCS bowl back in 2013 in the Orange Bowl. Any time we play Ohio State, it's probably some type of meaning." He says he respects Ryan Day and how he operates his program, and notes Ohio State is a team the Tigers compete with both on the field and in recruiting.
    • He thought Clemson's "most complete game" of the season was played on Saturday against Notre Dame in the ACC championship game.
    • If Swinney thinks a team has an edge if they play more or fewer games: "I think the games matter. I think the mental and physical toll of a season, there's nobody out there that would say somebody who's played 11 games versus somebody who's played six is better physically." He says "it's been a grind" both physically and mentally.
    • He says the more the playoff expands, the less games matter. He worries about the regular season mattering and teams resting players. "I'm a little bit more of a traditional guy."
    • Swinney says he's grateful Clemson has been able to play. "I know football brings joy to a lot of folks."
     
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    Ryan Day on the Big Ten changing the return-to-play protocol from 21 days to 17 days: “That's for all sports, it's not just for us.” Rule change will apply to basketball and all other Big Ten sports, not just for Ohio State in the College Football Playoff.

    :oh::io:
     
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    No. 26, Williams could be an X factor at running back this game.
    Go Bucks
     

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