Buckeyes quaterback Justin Fields gave an impressive performance. It finished with six passes touchdowns on 22 versus 28 passes for 385 yards.
Fields threw touchdown passes for both Chris Olaf and Jeremy Rockert. He had one each for Jameson Williams and Luke Farrell. Olave drove Ohio State receivers with six grabs for 132 yards.
The midfielder also escaped from a back injury when Clemson midfielder James Skalsky saved him. The defender drove his helmet when Fields blocked and was punished for targeting and then expelled.
Ohio got another great performance from Trey Sermon. The 193-yard back had a lunge and landing in the win.
Trevor Lawrence’s final match was with the Tigers probably. He finished the game with 400 passing yards and two passes for landing, ending his team career with two starting losses – one to Fields and Ohio and the other to Joe Borough and LSU.
Cornell Powell had eight grips for 139 yards and two Clemson touchdowns.
Clemson’s defense allowed 35 points in the first half and the attack failed to capitalize on Ohio State fouls. Clemson was 5 to 12 in third place and 0 to 2 in fourth place. The team allowed 639 yards of total foul per loss.
Buckeyes has only played six games in the regular season after starting the Big Ten season late due to coronavirus concerns. Buckeyes was canceled due to their coronavirus outbreak during the regular season and the conference had to bend the rules to allow the team to participate in the Big Ten against Northwestern.
Clemson coach Dabou Sweeney was adamant about banning teams that played only six matches from the college football match. Sweeney added to the bulletin board when it ranked Ohio State 11th in its latest coaches survey.
Clemson beat Ohio State last season in a college football playoff match, but lost to LSU in the national title game.
This is the second time Ohio has played in a national championship match since the kick-off of the college football supplement era. The last time the team was in a title match was after the 2014 season. Buckeyes’ team won the match against Oregon.
It will be the first national championship for Buckeyes coach Ryan Day, who took over Urban Meyer during the 2018 season. Meyer had retired 11 games per season.
Ohio and Alabama will play the title on January 11th at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.