Orange Bowl Matchup

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No. 1 Clemson (13-0, ACC) vs No. 4 Oklahoma (11-1, Big 12), Dec. 31, 4 p.m.

LOCATION: Miami Gardens, Fla.

TOP PLAYERS: Clemson: Deshaun Watson, 3,512 yards and 30 touchdowns passing, 887 yards and 11 touchdowns rushing. Oklahoma: Baker Mayfield, 3,389 yards and 35 touchdowns passing, two interceptions in last 219 attempts.

NOTABLE: Clemson: Enters game on 16-game winning streak, best in the country (Alabama is No. 2 at 10 straight). ... The Tigers are 45-7 since losing the Orange Bowl at the end of the 2011 season. ... Clemson already has a win at Sun Life Stadium this season, topping Miami there 58-0.

Oklahoma: Sooners scored 364 points in their final seven games alone; 56 percent of the FBS teams in the country didn't score that many points all season. ... Only Florida State, Virginia Tech and Georgia have longer current bowl-appearance streaks.

LAST TIME: Clemson 40, Oklahoma 6. (Dec. 29, 2014, Russell Athletic Bowl)

BOWL HISTORY: Clemson: Sixth appearance in Orange Bowl, 11th straight year in a bowl game.

Oklahoma: 19th appearance in Orange Bowl (20th appearance in game hosted by the Orange Bowl), 17th straight year in a bowl game.


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