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The Latest: Clemson Football Team Wins Its First Playoff Game in Five Years

The Latest on the Clemson football team’s thrilling comeback to defeat Ohio State in the College Football Playoff championship game (all times local):6:15 p.m.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says his team is “very, very excited” about its first playoff game in five years.

Swinneys comments come as Clemson faces another loss to Ohio State.

Clemson has now lost nine straight games dating back to last season.

Clemson is coming off its most successful season since joining the ACC in 2013.

The Tigers beat Florida State on Sunday to win the ACC title and their first Big 12 title since 2010.

The Tigers are on the cusp of its first NCAA bowl game since 2000 when they defeated No. 12 Texas Tech in the Orange Bowl.

Cleveland’s upset victory over Ohio State comes on the heels of a win over No. 4 Wisconsin on Saturday.

The Buckeyes are in a tie with No. 7 Penn State for the conference title, which they won with a 41-28 win on Saturday in Columbus.

The Spartans and Badgers are tied for third in the conference standings with three games left in the regular season.