Odds are stacked against Clemson in Week 13 of the college football season, with both the Tigers and the Sooners facing tough tests at home.
Both teams have had a disappointing start to the season, but neither team is completely without talent, with Notre Dame coming into the game with the nation’s third-ranked offense and a defense that ranks in the top-10 nationally.
Clemson is a huge favorite in the game, but the Tigers have a huge game against Ohio State.
The Buckeyes were the only team that made the College Football Playoff in 2017, but Clemson will need to win the game if it wants to be considered a contender.
Ohio State won the BCS title in 2017 after beating Alabama, Alabama, Michigan, LSU, Texas A&M, Florida State, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, and Oklahoma.
Ohio State is currently ranked No. 6 in the AP’s preseason Top 25, but it is currently a two-loss team, so a win over Clemson is highly likely.
Clemson has won six of the last seven meetings, and the Buckeyes have lost just once in the last two meetings.
Clemson quarterback DeShone Kizer is currently leading the Buckeye offense in passing yards per game and has the best rushing average (101.2) in the country.
Ohio St. is coming off a big win over the undefeated Alabama Crimson Tide, which came after a big loss to the undefeated Oklahoma Sooners, who were ranked as high as No. 2 in the preseason AP poll.
The two teams are currently playing in their first two games since November.
The teams are evenly matched on the offensive side of the ball, with the Bucoles leading the nation with 459 yards of offense and the Tide leading the league with 534 yards.