Clemson on Saturday throttled Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl, 31-0, to earn a spot in the national championship game against Alabama. When your team loses by 31 points and doesn’t score, there are some obvious people and units you’re going to blame.
For instance, quarterback J.T. Barrett was 19-of-33 for 127 yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions. Maybe you want to blame the coach that only gave running back Curtis Samuel six carries when he was averaging 11 yards a tote. Or maybe your ire lies with a defense that allowed 470 yards to Clemson. Really, there are a lot of good choices there.
But that didn’t stop one fan from writing a venomous letter to kicker Tyler Durbin and blaming his two missed field goals as the reason for a 31-point massacre.