Buckeyes heading to Fiesta Bowl for semifinal matchup with Clemson

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The couch was the only place Ohio State needed to be this weekend to secure a spot in the College Football Playoff.

The Buckeyes were anxious spectators as most of the other contenders for the playoff tried to play their way in — or avoid booting themselves out. Ohio State believed its resume, which included victories over three of the top eight teams in the final rankings, would be enough to earn a spot in a playoff that it won two years ago.