2014 BCS Orange Bowl: Ohio State-Clemson facts preview

WHAT

Orange Bowl

WHEN

Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. ET

WHERE

Miami Gardens, Fla. in Sun Life Stadium. Capacity: 72,319

NETWORK

ESPN

WHO

No. 7 Ohio State Buckeyes – BCS at-large. 12-1 regular-season record. Last game: defeated by Michigan State, 24-34. Best win: 31-24 victory over then-No. 23 Wisconsin.

No. 12 Clemson Tigers – ACC tie-in. 10-2 regular-season record. Last game: defeated by South Carolina, 17-31. Best win: 38-35 victory over then-No. 5 Georgia.

POINT SPREAD (VEGASINSIDER.COM CONSENSUS, DEC. 9)

Ohio State -3 points

ORANGE BOWL HISTORY

Ohio State: One appearance (1976), Record: 1-0

Clemson: Four appearances (1950, 1956, 1980, 2011), Record: 2-2

PAST 5 WINNERS

Florida State (2012), West Virginia (2011), Stanford (2010), Iowa (2009), Virginia Tech (2008)

FUN FACT

From 1936-2001 the Orange Bowl sponsored a parade called the King Orange Jamboree Parade.