Clemson tops Ohio State 40-35 in Orange Bowl

Published On: Jan 04 2014 12:33:21 AM EST

Tajh Boyd threw for five touchdowns and ran for another as Clemson escaped Ohio State 40-35 in the Discover Orange Bowl.

With Clemson trailing 35-33 in the fourth quarter, Boyd found Stanton Seckinger for the 5-yard go-ahead touchdown. The score capped off a 13 play, 75 yard drive. Ohio State had a chance late in the game, but Stephone Anthony intercepted Braxton Miller with 1:18 to play.

Boyd finished the night with 378 yards and five touchdowns along with 127 yards and a touchdown on the ground as Clemson won its first Orange Bowl in 32 years.

Miller threw for 234 yards and two touchdowns in a losing effort. It was Urban Meyer's first loss in five trips to the Bowl Championship Series.


The views expressed below are not those of News4Jax or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus