Score: Ohio State 16 Clemson 14
Key Moments: The game was all Ohio State and teetering on the edge of a blowout before Shaun Wade was ejected due to targeting Trevor Lawrence. After the call, Clemson scored two straight touchdowns in the waning minutes of the first half to make it a one score game.
Positives: Clemson’s red zone defense and Buckeye mistakes have caused Ohio State to settle for field goals twice. Trevor Lawrence has singlehandedly kept the Tigers offense alive by out-dueling Fields so far. The Buckeyes let Clemson hang around a tad too long, and the Tigers pounced.
Negatives: Before the targeting call, everything was wrong. After the targeting call? Clemson could do no wrong. Its really that simple.
Keys to the 2nd Half: Who wins the chess match? What could have been a 28-0 game and was 16-0 has turned into an interesting battle. Clemson needs to keep the momentum and out-coach Ryan Day in the second half. Don’t count the Tigers out.