Clemson struck first on a two yard touchdown run by Trevor Lawrence to take a 7-0 lead over Ohio State with 12:10 to play in the first quarter. The drive covered 82 yard in eight plays and 2:50.
The Tigers moved the ball with ease by attacking the edge of the Buckeyes’ defense.
On third-and-five from the Ohio State 32, Lawrence threw the ball up to Cornell Powell who pulled down a 27-yard catch to give the Tigers first-and-goal from the five. Two plays later Lawerence pulled the ball on a zone read and ran in for a two yard rushing touchdown.