It’s not exactly where Ohio State wanted to be at the end of the year, but after falling to Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship Game, the Buckeyes will have to settle for the Orange Bowl.
Clemson, meanwhile, saw its national title hopes dashed a little earlier than the Buckeyes this year. The Tigers were riding high after a season-opening win against Georgia, but a 51-14 blowout at the hands of Florida State and a season-ending loss to South Carolina all but dashed those dreams.
The last and only other time these two teams met, Woody Hayes punched a Clemson player in the 1978 Gator Bowl, which Clemson won 17-15.
Here’s everything you need to know for their meeting in the Orange Bowl:
Time: Friday, January 3, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. ET
Place: Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.
Radio: Ohio State Radio Network, Clemson Tigers Sports Network
All statistics come courtesy of cfbstats.com.