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'Validation victory'

MIAMI GARDENS - In this day and age of football, just about every offense with a pulse is going to rack up yards and score points in bunches.

Triggered by Braxton Miller, the Ohio State offense racked up 427 yards and was responsible for 33 of the Buckeyes' 35 points in the Orange Bowl on Friday night. But there were stretches when Clemson defense bottled up Carlos Hyde, forced Miller to run for his life and kicked the Ohio State offensive unit off the field. Brent Venables' crew forced Ohio State into 13 third-downs. They had more... Recommended Stories