Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, January 1, 2017

Ohio State had plans to play one more week, in an attempt to claim their second national title in three seasons.

It won't happen, as Clemson, the reigning national runner-up, downed the Buckeyes, 31-0, in the national semifinals Saturday night in Glendale, Arizona.

Ohio State, the nation's youngest team with just six returning starters, closes the season with an 11-2 clip – not to mention, plenty of reason to dream about returning the College Football Playoff next season.

See how Ohio State players reacted to loss below.