Teams: No. 12 Clemson (10-2) vs. No. 7 Ohio State (12-1)

Location: Sun Life Stadium (72,230), Miami Gardens, Fla.

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday


Line: Ohio State by 3

Weather: 62 degrees, cloudy, no rain

StubHub ticket prices Thursday: Starting at $44

Expected attendance: 60,000

The Gamblin' Governor: S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley on Wednesday won a bet with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. South Carolina's 34-24 Capital One Bowl victory means beer, bratwursts and cheese are on the way. "Being the diehard Clemson fan that I am, I did challenge my friend Gov. John Kasich to a wager on the Orange Bowl," she tweeted. "He kindly declined. I find that quite telling. Go Tigers!"

Movie Night: Clemson players routinely get a private showing the night before a game. Thursday's pick - "Lone Survivor" starring Mark Wahlberg.

Last time against the Buckeyes: Clemson's 17-15 win in the 1978 Gator Bowl lives in infamy. Venerable Ohio State head coach Woody Hayes was fired one day after taking a swing at Clemson middle guard Charlie Bauman following Bauman's interception late in the game. "It's an unfortunate part of the history for both of these teams," Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said Thursday.

Last time at the Orange Bowl: Clemson in 2012 lost 70-33 to West Virginia.

Trends: Ohio State is 24-1 under head coach Urban Meyer; Clemson won the Chick-fil-A Bowl last year but hasn't won bowl games in back-to-back seasons since 1989-1990.

Gene Sapakoff