When you're the top ranked team in the country, you're going to get a few advantages. The Clemson Tigers drew the top seed in the College Football Playoff, and from the looks of the crowd today, they'll be enjoying another kind of advantage -- home field advantage.
Clemson will have the crowd advantage. At least 2-to-1 more Clemson fans here.— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) December 31, 2015
Sure, the geography of the game probably helps a little bit. The Orange Bowl is being played in Miami, squarely ACC Country, and it was probably easier for many Clemson fans to pack the house than Oklahoma fans, who may have had to travel a bit more.
But Clemson's also got a big, loud, passionate fanbase, and that might be the difference in what should be a very competitive game.