Tigers Battle Back To Beat Buckeyes

December 29, 2019 - 12:21 am
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Associated Press

Dec 29, 2019 12:15AM

By RALPH D. RUSSO

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence connected with Travis Etienne on a 34-yard touchdown with 1:49 left in the fourth quarter and No. 3 Clemson beat No. 2 Ohio State 29-23 Saturday night at the Fiesta Bowl to advance to the College Football Playoff championship game.

The Tigers went 94 yards on four plays in 1:18, with Lawrence completing all three of his passes and mixing in an 11-yard run.

The sophomore quarterback who has never lost a college start passed for 259 yards and two scores and ran for a career-high 107 yards, including a 67-yard touchdown late in the first half.

Clemson sealed it by intercepting Justin Fields' pass into the end one with 37 seconds left. 

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