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Clemson to face Ohio State in 2021 Sugar Bowl in CFP semifinal

The Clemson Tigers and Ohio State Buckeyes will meet at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans for the 2021 Sugar Bowl.

Clemson Tigers players pose after defeating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 34-10 in the ACC Championship game at Bank of America Stadium on December 19, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

The Clemson Tigers and Ohio State Buckeyes will do battle in the Sugar Bowl from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:45 p.m. on ESPN and the game will be live streamed at WatchESPN.

Clemson (10-1) avenged their previous loss to Notre Dame with a 34-10 win in the ACC Championship. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence finished with 2,753 yards and 22 touchdowns with just four interceptions despite missing two games because of a case of Covid-19.

Ohio State (6-0) played a very limited schedule, but did enough to impress the committee via their Big Ten Championship. They defeated both Northwestern and Indiana, two teams that will finish in the Top 15 of the College Football Playoff rankings. While they were without star receiver Chris Olave for their 22-10 win over the Northwestern Wildcats, they are still one of only two teams in a Power Five league that have yet to lose a game in 2020.