By TIM REYNOLDSAP Sports Writer
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - As far as consolation prizes go, Ohio State finds this one more than a little acceptable.
Had a play gone differently here or there in the Big 10 title matchup against Michigan State, the seventh-ranked Buckeyes would have been playing in the BCS national championship game.
Instead, they got invited to the Orange Bowl, where No. 12 Clemson will await them on Friday night.
A win on Friday would give Ohio State a 25-1 record over the past two seasons, plus make Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer 5-0 all-time in BCS games. And running back Carlos Hyde says that would be "definitely like history."Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.