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Podcast: Hangout in the Holy Land recaps the Sugar Bowl

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Ohio State took it to Clemson on Friday as they advanced to the national title game.

NCAA Football: Sugar Bowl-Ohio State vs Clemson Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Hangout in the Holy Land is back to give you their breakdown of all things Buckeyes. The hosts are new, the football season is new, but the sarcasm hasn’t changed a bit. Join George Eisner and myself all year long as we break down Ohio State’s opponents and recap the Buckeyes’ performance each weekend.

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Well that was exciting, huh? While we all knew there was a chance Ohio State could defeat Clemson despite the entire national media landscape thinking otherwise, I don't think anyone thought we would get the butt-whooping the Buckeyes put on the Tigers in the Sugar Bowl. Behind excellent performances from Justin Fields, Trey Sermon and the entire defense, as well as a master class of a game plan by Ryan Day, Ohio State cruised to a 49-28 victory as they will now take on Alabama in the National Championship.

So much went right for the Buckeyes on Friday night, and George and I work through all of the aspects of the game that made the big win possible. Fields’ performance was obviously key, but so too was establishing a strong ground game and working in the tight ends. Ohio State absolutely dominated in the trenches, getting a tremendous push from its offensive line and getting pressure on Trevor Lawrence to throw the Tigers off rhythm. Tuf Borland was named the defensive MVP, but it was really a full team effort on that side of the ball.

We will be back later this week for a full preview of the national title game against Alabama, as well as additional breakdowns of the Sugar Bowl after additional rewatches. As always, if you like what we’re doing, be sure to subscribe and drop a review on Apple Podcasts. We’ll see ya soon!

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