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Travis Etienne Caps Three-Touchdown Performance with Game-Winning Score

Travis Etienne scored Clemson's game-winning touchdown off a pass from Trevor Lawrence.

Clemson running back Travis Etienne's third touchdown of the Fiesta Bowl pushed the No. 3 Tigers to a 29–23 comeback victory over No. 2 Ohio State on Saturday.

After both teams entered the game undefeated, Ohio State took a 16–0 lead midway through the second quarter. Clemson's first points on the board then came after Etienne's 8-yard run touchdown, and the running back's 53-yard run in the third quarter gave the Tigers their first lead of the game. 

Etienne's third touchdown was the most monumental, after a pass from Trevor Lawrence led to a 34-yard score. The touchdown, and the following two-point conversion, put Clemson ahead for the final time, and the Tigers sealed the deal with an interception off Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields. 

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Etienne finished the game with one rushing and two receiving touchdowns, including a total of 134 yards. Both of Lawrence's passing touchdowns were completed by Etienne.

Clemson returns to the national championship a year after defeating Alabama in the title game last season. The Tigers will face No. 1 LSU, who defeated Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl.