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Sugar Bowl: Justin Fields, Ohio State dominate Clemson to reach CFP title game

Sugar Bowl: Justin Fields, Ohio State dominate Clemson to reach CFP title game

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Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The third-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes beat the No. 2 Clemson Tigers 49-28 in the Allstate Sugar Bowl to punch their ticket to the national championship game. The Buckeyes (7-0) overcame two early deficits in the first quarter and pulled away in the second frame to set up a highly anticipated meeting against the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff finale. Advertisement It is the Buckeyes' first trip to the CFP title game since the inaugural playoff. Ohio State will face No. 1 Alabama on Jan. 11 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. "Now we've got an opportunity to win the whole thing, and then you've got an opportunity to write one of the best stories in college football history," Ohio State head coach Ryan Day said. Ohio State quarterback ...
Freshman QB Lawrence helps Clemson dominate Alabama for CFP national title

Freshman QB Lawrence helps Clemson dominate Alabama for CFP national title

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Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Freshman Trevor Lawrence passed all over the Alabama defense, leading Clemson to a College Football Playoff national title on Monday in Santa Clara, Calif. Clemson went up big on Alabama in the first half and never looked back in a dominating 44-16 win at Levi's Stadium. The No. 2 Tigers have now won two of the last three national championships. "Going through the season, everyone is laying it on the line for each other," Lawrence said. "It makes it easier when everyone out there is giving 100 percent. It makes you want to go hard for sure." Lawrence completed 20-of-32 passes for 347 yards and three touchdowns in the thrashing of the defending national champions. Clemson (15-0) jumped the Crimson Tide (14-1) from the opening whistle. Sophomore cornerback A.J. Terrell pick...
CFB Roundup: Hurts lifts Alabama; Clemson coasts

CFB Roundup: Hurts lifts Alabama; Clemson coasts

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Dec. 2 (UPI) -- This time, Jalen Hurts was the quarterback who came off the bench to rescue Alabama. Hurts passed for a touchdown and ran for another to rally the top-ranked Crimson Tide to a 35-28 win over No. 4 Georgia for the Southeastern Conference championship Saturday in Atlanta. Hurts filled in for starter Tua Tagovailoa, who had to helped off the field with a right ankle injury. The injury occurred when an Alabama lineman accidentally stepped on Tagovailia's foot with just more than 11 minutes left in the game. Enter Hurts, who led Alabama to the national title game as a freshman but lost the starting job to Tagovailoa. Hurts calmly guided the Crimson Tide to tying touchdown with a 10-yard pass to Jerry Jeudy. Hurts led the Crimson Tide to the national championship as a freshman,...
Dabo Swinney: Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence to play vs. Wake Forest

Dabo Swinney: Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence to play vs. Wake Forest

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Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney told reporters that freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence is expected to be under center to start Saturday's game against Wake Forest. "I definitely expect him to play," Swinney said on Tuesday. "That is why I put him back in practice last night. I don't see a reason why he wouldn't." Lawrence was a full participant in practice on Monday, two days removed from absorbing a vicious hit to the shoulder and head by defensive back Evan Foster during the second quarter of a 27-23 win over Syracuse. Lawrence was examined in the medical tent before retreating to the locker room. "He got the [expletive] knocked out of him," Swinney said. "It was head and neck. He had some pain, and you get put in concussion protocol with anything that creates a symptom. That's not...