2014

2014

Clemson

40

Ohio State

35

January 3, 2014 – Sun Life Stadium
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Clemson wins a high scoring, record breaking, nail-bitter
Two of the country’s most potent offenses, Clemson and Ohio State, faced off in the 80th Orange Bowl. It was the first time the two teams played each other since the 1978 Gator Bowl and the star players lived up to the hype. The Clemson Tigers were able to squeak past the Ohio State Buckeyes with a late score and an interception in the final two minutes to seal the victory.

Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins shined as he broke the Orange Bowl record in receptions (16) and receiving yards (227).  Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd passed for a game-high 378 yards and 5 touchdowns. He was also the game’s leading rusher (20 rushes for 127 and 1 touchdown) including a 48-yard touchdown run in the opening drive of the game.

After trailing 20-9, OSU stormed back behind quarterback Braxton Miller. He finished the game with a combined 271 total yards and 3 touchdowns including a 57-yard pass to Jeff Heurman and a 3-yard touchdown run with 12 seconds left in the first half to give OSU the lead at 22-20.

In the third quarter running back Carlos Hyde extended OSU’s lead with a 1-yard touchdown. He finished the game with 25 rushes for 113 yards. Clemson answered with a pair of touchdowns by Martavis Bryant and Sammy Watkins and Clemson regained the lead 34-29 at the end of the third quarter.

Miller’s 14-yard touchdown pass to Hyde early in the fourth quarter gave OSU a one point lead after a failed two point conversion. Clemson answered back again with 5-yard pass to Stanton Seckinger to take a 40-35 lead with just over 6 minutes remaining. OSU’s C.J. Barnett intercepted Boyd at midfield with 1:27 left in the game. Two plays later, Clemson’s Stephone Anthony picked off Miller and prevented a last minute comeback. The instant classic was the last Orange Bowl under the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) era.

 

 

CLEMSON

OSU

First Downs

24

27

Rushing Attempts

36

48

Rushing Yards

198

193

Passes Attempted

40

24

Passes Completed

31

16

Had Intercepted

2

2

Passing Yards

378

234

Total Offense

576

427

Punts/Avg.

3/37.7

5/48.2

Fumbles/Lost 

1/0

2/2

Penalties/Yards

15/144

6/60

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clemson

14

6

14

6

-

40

Ohio State

9

13

7

6

-

35

                                               
SCORING SUMMARY
Clemson: Boyd 48-yard run (Catanzaro kick); OSU: Miller 33-yard run (Basil kick); Watkins 34-yard pass from Boyd (Catanzaro kick); Penalty On Boyd In End Zone; Bryant 3-yard pass from Boyd (Catanzaro kick Failed); Heuerman 57-yard pass from Miller (kick blocked); Miller 3-yard run (Basil kick); Hyde 1-yard run (Basil kick); Watkins 30-yard pass from Boyd (Catanzaro kick); Bryant 3-yard pass from Boyd (Catanzaro kick); Hyde 14-yard pass from Miller (Guiton pass failed); Seckinger 5-yard pass from Boyd (Watkins pass failed)MOP: Sammy Watkins

Clemson Head Coach: Dabo Swinney
Ohio State Head Coach: Urban Meyer

 

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