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Podcast: LGHL Tailgate for the Fiesta Bowl vs. Clemson, featuring 610 WTVN’s Lori Schmidt

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Matt Tamanini Matt Tamanini is the co-managing editor of Land-Grant Holy Land having joined the site in 2016.

Before every Ohio State football game, the LGHL Tailgate podcast will get you ready with all of the information that you need for that day’s game. Legendary Columbus sports reporter Lori Schmidt from 610 WTVN will also join us to give her signature insight into the contest.

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Tonight, the second-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes will face off against the No. 3 and defending national champion Clemson Tigers in the Playstation Fiesta Bowl from State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

Many pundits believe that today’s game is a match-up between the two most complete teams in the country, and that is borne out in how similar they are in many of the stats and analytics. Clemson’s scoring offense is fourth nationally, while their scoring defense is first. Conversely, the Buckeyes’ offense is first, and their defense is third. OSU has the best scoring margin this season, and Clemson is second.

Other than senior defensive tackle Jonathon Cooper, who is redshirting, the Buckeyes come into the game without a single contributor listed on the unavailable report, and there will be no game-time decisions. early in the week, Justin Fields said that his injured knee is about 80 to 85 percent healthy following an MCL sprain.

No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. No. 3 Clemson Tigers (-2) | over/under 63

Game Date/Time: Saturday, Dec. 28, 8 p.m. ET
Location: Glendale, Ariz. | State Farm Stadium
Radio: 97.1 FM/1460 AM

Matt’s Game Prediction: 41-31

Justin Fields: 220 yards passing, 2 passing TDs
J.K. Dobbins: 30 carries, 160 rushing yards, 2 TDs
Chase Young: 1.5 sacks

Contact Lori Schmidt
Twitter: @LoriSchmidt

Contact Matt Tamanini
Twitter: @BWWMatt

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