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2014 Orange Bowl live stream: How to watch Ohio State-Clemson online

The game will kick off at 8:30 p.m. ET Jan. 3 on ESPN (Channel 1301 HD on Time Warner Columbus/Delaware).

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Mike Ehrmann

If you live in Columbus (or the surrounding metro area) and you have Time Warner or AT&T U-verse and you want to watch Ohio State vs. Clemson in the 2014 Orange Bowl this evening, you're in luck. If for whatever reason you're not glued to your televsion on Time Warner Cable Channel 1301 (HD) or U-verse 1602 (HD), you've got options.

Same goes for South Carolina residents. Whether you're in Clemson, Charleston, Columbia, or Myrtle Beach, if you've got Time Warner, Charter, or AT&T U-verse, you're not just limited to cable (though ESPN HD certainly works fine if you're in front of your television).

WatchESPN is available on Apple iOS devices, on the Google Play Store and Amazon Appstore for Android devices, as well as on Roku, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. To login, you'll just need the app and your username and password for your (or the account holder)'s respective cable provider.

And besides your iPhone, iPad, Galaxy S4, Nexus, or Kindle Fire, you can always watch on your computer. XFINITY customers can click to watch here.

The numbers

Rankings and records: Ohio State is ranked 7th in the final ever BCS standings, while Clemson is ranked 12th. The Buckeyes went 12-1 this season, winning the last ever Leaders division championship and finishing with a perfect 8-0 record in Big Ten play. The Tigers are 10-2, finishing second in the ACC Atlantic division behind #1 Florida State with a 7-1 ACC conference record. Clemson is 1-0 all-time against the Buckeyes in a bowl game that's notorious for a rather infamous reason.

Odds: Ohio State are 3-point favorites. The over/under at press time was 70.5.

Weather: Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-to-low 60's (sorry, Columbus), but there could be a 20 mph wind at kickoff.


Three names to know

Tajh Boyd. A finalist for both the Manning and Unitas Awards, the All-ACC Second Team player was a former Ohio State commit who reportedly didn't want to compete with Terrelle Pryor and instead valued the better chance at early playing time. He wound up redshirting, and after not seeing a ton of action in 2010, turned into a stellar three year starter for the Tigers.

Sammy Watkins. The electric junior is a threat to take the ball to the house every time it's in his hands. Whether on special teams, on designed runs, or on receptions (which could be in high supply given the injuries/ineffectiveness of the Ohio State secondary), Watkins epitomizes an electric playmaker.

Vic Beasley. The All-America end is talented, don't get us wrong, but he also picked inopportune times to have some of his least effective games of the year. There's also the matter of this gem directed towards All-Big Ten tackle Jack Mewhort:

"All the (reporters) ask me about Jack Malone or whatever and how does it feel to go against great tackles," said Beasley, who obviously hasn't quite learned his opponent's name. "But I'm a great end, too. I think I deserve some respect, too."

Could prove to be a #Pray4VicBeasley kind of evening.

Two things at stake

Ohio State could clinch a career BCS bowl "grand slam", having won a Fiesta Bowl, a Rose Bowl, a Sugar Bowl (yeah, yeah), and an Orange with a victory in the final year of the BCS.

Clemson could atone for their embarrassing 70-33 boat race-ing at the hands of Dana Holgorsen and West Virginia and put themselves in a strong recruiting position with a program first ever BCS bowl win.

How to watch

TV: 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Radio: Here's a list of Ohio State affiliates. Here's one for Clemson.

Online streaming: WatchESPN; Xfinity subscribers can watch the game here.

Location: Miami Gardens, Florida

Stadium: Sun Life Stadium; 76,100 capacity

Tickets: Find available seats here.

Last year's score: Florida State 31, Northern Illinois 10

Last year's attendance: 72,073

Last year's TV rating: 6.5 Nielsen

Last year's payout for each school: $17 million per team

Team with the most all-time appearances: Oklahoma with 18.

Team with the most all-time wins: Oklahoma, 12-6

Further reading

In addition to all our game week coverage, be sure to check out Shakin The Southland for the Clemson vantage. Off Tackle Empire is your destination site for all things B1G to boot.