Here we are! Ohio State and Clemson will face off tonight at the Sugar Bowl. Not too long ago at all we were all sitting around wondering if we'd get to see these teams play at all this year. I think this is a great way to kick off the New Year, two of the best teams in the game battling it out.
I'm excited to watch this one. There's alot that goes into this game for both teams. I'm not big into predictions (cause I'm usually not all that good at it) but If I were to guess I'd say Ohio State has the upper hand here. They just seem like they have a better team this year, honestly.
On a related note, I was looking at each team's win/loss record this year and it looks like Clemson has a 10/1 record, while Ohio State has a 6/0 record. What's going on with that? Is it from the amount of cancelled games recently? Ohio State really has 5 games less played this year than Clemson?
PowerPlay Wrote:On a related note, I was looking at each team's win/loss record this year and it looks like Clemson has a 10/1 record, while Ohio State has a 6/0 record. What's going on with that? Is it from the amount of cancelled games recently? Ohio State really has 5 games less played this year than Clemson?
Yup. And Clemson's head coach Dabo Swinney made a big deal about that recently, ranking Ohio State 11th nationally in the USA Today Coaches Poll just before the game.
Here's what he said to say about it:
“First of all, my vote don’t mean anything,” Swinney told Tom Rinaldi on College Football Scoreboard. “But it means something to me, you know? It’s my poll. I do it. It creates a stir because we just so happen to be playing Ohio State. It has nothing to do with Ohio State — absolutely zero. You can change the name to Michigan or Georgia or Florida or Tennessee or Nebraska. Any time you have a top-10 (ranking), it should be that special. This year it’s like really, really, really special and I wanted it to be that way. And so, I wanted to recognize the teams that played nine games or more. And so, if you didn’t play nine games, I just didn’t consider you from the top 10. That’s why they were 11.”
Fields lit it up. I wonder what this does to all the talks of him not being the #2 QB taken in the draft. I guess we still have the national championship to find out. Should be a really good one.