Clemson, Trevor Lawrence downs Ohio State in Fiesta Bowl

Ryan Day takeaways On injuries national perception of Ohio State and the 2016 Fiesta Bowl

We have some controversy in the Fiesta Bowl between Ohio State and Clemson.

The day is filled with four big-time quarterbacks, including Heisman Trophy victor Joe Burrow (LSU), two other Heisman finalists in Jalen Hurts (Oklahoma) and Justin Fields (Ohio State), as well as Clemson's Trevor Lawrence who guided the Tigers to the 2018 national title.

The Buckeyes kept the lead heading into the second half.

Fields heated up and orchestrated an 84-yard drive, capped by a fourth-and-short, 23-yard touchdown pass to Olave to give make it 23-21 with 11:46 left in the fourth.

Lawrence then hit Tee Higgins in the back of the end zone for two points, making it a 6-point game.

We heard about the ball skills of freshman wide-receiver Garrett Wilson before he even came to Ohio State.

The Tigers were down 23-21 with just 3:07 remaining and were facing a lot of field ahead them, taking over on their own 6-yard line. The Buckeyes split 4-2 in Clemson Territory, and Fields found Chris Olave in the end zone, to take the lead early in the last frame. "It's hard to look guys in the eye, knowing how hard they played and how well they played". Some say he has been MIA in the last two games, but it was due to a mixture of scheme, missed calls, and double and triple teams. "It didn't seem like we got any of those plays". And then with this wild 64-yard play in the final seconds of the first quarter, he passed Eddie George to be at the top of that category.

The teams exchanged punts for the next two possessions, including a odd Buckeyes decision to 4: 4 boot them off Clemson 39 after 3: 7 was left.

Clemson had a 3rd-and-19 situation from their 20 in the third quarter and attempted a pass. Trevor Lawrence threw the ball to Justyn Ross, who appeared to catch it and get stripped by Jeff Okudah. A video review ruled Ross had not completed the catch and turned a touchdown into an incomplete pass. Jordan Fuller picked up the fumble and returned it for a touchdown.

"Yeah, just because of the way the game was going", he said.

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith was clearly upset, but he declined to comment on specific calls.

Clemson: The Tigers face LSU for the first time since the 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl.



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