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Fiesta Bowl game time, details
Ohio State will meet Clemson for the fourth time in program history. All three games have come in bowl games, and the Buckeyes are 0-3 all time against the Tigers. Ohio State lost the 1978 Gator Bowl, the 2013 Orange Bowl and the 2016 Fiesta Bowl to Clemson. The Buckeyes are playing in their seventh Fiesta Bowl since 2002.
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Date: Saturday, Dec. 28
TV Channel: ESPN
Location: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona (capacity: 63,400)
The line: The Buckeyes are a 2-point underdog, per VegasInsider.com
Over/under: 63.5 points
Ohio State gets to full strength for Fiesta Bowl
The Buckeyes have no game-time decisions this week according to the availability report the program released on Friday morning. And with the exception of Jonathon Cooper as he takes a redshirt, they’ll have every projected starter available just in time to go compete for a spot in the national championship.
Justin Fields will wear a soft knee brace, but he’s playing. Shaun Wade appears to be ready to roll. Damon Arnette is ditching his hard cast for a soft one. The Buckeyes are nearly as healthy as they can be, and the three-week layoff certainly helped that.
Ohio State is going to need everyone at full strength to beat Clemson, and the Buckeyes are as close as they can be, just in time for the College Football Playoff.
Here’s the full availability report as announced on Friday by the program, making note that Ohio State doesn’t differentiate between injuries or disciplinary matters:
WR Kamryn Babb
WR C.J. Saunders
DT Taron Vincent
WR Ellijah Gardiner
DL Noah Donald
DB Ronnie Hickman
OL Gavin Cupp
RB Marcus Crowley
Bold Fiesta Bowl predictions
What can be expected of No. 2 Ohio State in the desert in the College Football Playoff semifinal against Clemson? Which superstars will make the biggest difference for Ohio State? Can the Buckeyes stop Trevor Lawrence and the Clemson offense? Will Justin Fields lead the Buckeyes to the national title game? The Lettermen Row staff passed out five bold predictions ahead of the Fiesta Bowl. Here’s what our staff predicted to see.
Miss any of our coverage so far from the desert?
- Five Questions as Buckeyes begin final Fiesta Bowl preparations
- Will Mike Yurcich give Ohio State second coordinator to replace?
- Five Buckeyes who could swing Fiesta Bowl outcome
- BuckIQ: Fiesta Bowl will put Shaun Wade in national spotlight
- Lathan Ransom reflects on coaching change, role in Buckeyes defense
- Justin Fields ditching heavy knee brace, still not full speed for Ohio State
- What We Learned from Ohio State coaches, stars at Fiesta Bowl practice
- Ohio State special teams could tip Fiesta Bowl scales
- Buckeyes enjoying role of disrespected Fiesta Bowl underdog
- Buckeyes work through Christmas, energy builds for Fiesta Bowl
- BuckIQ: Healthy, versatile Baron Browning enhances Ohio State defense
- Ryan Day, Brent Venables battle will be fascinating chess match
- What We Learned from Ryan Day, Buckeyes at Fiesta Bowl media day
- Chase Young, Jackson Carman battle is juicy, intriguing Fiesta Bowl matchup
Stick with Lettermen Row for game day coverage
Lettermen Row will be inside State Farm Stadium for the Buckeyes and Tigers, as Ohio State looks to advance to the College Football Playoff national title game with an undefeated record and a win in the Fiesta Bowl. Follow along on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for experienced Ohio State coverage.
Brendon White commits to Rutgers
Former Ohio State safety Brendon White, who was the Rose Bowl Defensive MVP last season, has found a new home.
The Buckeyes legacy and former 4-star prospect has announced his intentions to transfer, and he’ll join former Ohio State defensive coordinator and new Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano at Rutgers. White played a huge role for the Buckeyes last season, but couldn’t seem to find a place in this season’s Ohio State defense, which went from historically bad last year to historically good this year.
White has one season of eligibility remaining and should help the Scarlet Knights as they begin a massive rebuild.
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