The Ohio State Buckeyes and quarterback Justin Fields may have broken Twitter last night, but it was former Buckeye Michael Thomas that had the joke of the night.
Of course, the New Orleans Saints Pro Bowler is referring to Dabo Swinney, head coach of Clemson. Before the College Football Playoff was announced, Dabo ranked Ohio State number 11 in the nation, citing their lack of games played as the major shortcoming in his rank.
It appeared as if Swinney might have been trying to keep the Buckeyes out of the four-team playoff, or at least that's what Michael Thomas thinks. Either way, no one looked more foolish on Friday night than Dabo himself, as his No. 2-ranked Clemson team was embarrassed by Ryan Day and OSU on national television.
Ohio State was the better team in every aspect of the game. The Buckeye's defense was all over Trevor Lawrence, pressuring him in the backfield constantly and holding him to negative rush yards despite a big passing statline. Their rushing attack went for 200-plus yards behind a stout offensive line (Trey Sermon had 193 rushing, with a TD). And we can't forget Fields, who wowed the nation with 400-plus total yards, six touchdowns and only six incomplete passes.
Maybe Dabo will think twice before he publicly insults the team he's matched up against next time. For now, he has a full offseason to let this loss stew, and a new quarterback next time the Tigers take the field. As for Ohio State, Alabama and Nick Saban are next on their revenge tour.
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