Clemson vs Ohio State Will Be A Blowout, Says Expert
Clemson vs Ohio State will be a blowout, says one expert.
Coming into bowl season the one thing everyone seemingly agreed on was that the Tigers and Buckeyes were a pair of very well-matched team.
As such, most prognosticators had the final score being close. Maybe Clemson would win. Perhaps Ohio State would emerge victorious.
But one way or another, most figured this would be a tightly-contested battle.
One exception to this rule has been 247 Sports.
In a recent column, the 247 Sports writers took their shot at predicting how Ohio State vs Clemson would turn out. Both writers involved picked Clemson to defeat Ohio State.
However, only one had it happening in a blowout.
According to Brad Crawford of 247Sports, this one won’t even be close.
“Nothing against Ohio State, and I’ve picked the Buckeyes to cover in nearly every game this season, but this is one of my favorite picks of bowl season,” he said.
“You have a team that’s won 28 straight games with Playoff experience matched up with a group not all that familiar with the big stage.
“There were important contests in Big Ten play this fall, but this one’s a different animal.
“And last time the Buckeyes appeared in the final four, Brent Venables’ defense dominated an explosive offense with extra time to prepare.”
When it was all said and done, Crawford had Clemson defeating Ohio State by a score of 34-17.
Will the Buckeyes really get blown out in such epic fashion after dominating all challengers for the entire season? It is to believe things will unfold that way, but stranger things have happened in college football.