The 70-33 blowout loss Clemson suffered at the hands of West Virginia two years ago at the Orange Bowl turned into just a memory on Friday. The Tigers beat Ohio State 40-35 in what was another insane bowl game.
The two teams combined for over 1,000 yards of offense, and you can blame most of it on quarterback Tajh Boyd and wide receiver Sammy Watkins. Boyd totaled 505 yards—378 passing yards with five touchdowns and 127 rushing yards with one touchdown. Watkins had 16 receptions, 227 receiving yards, and two touchdowns. Wide receiver Martavis Bryant got himself 28 yards, two touchdowns, and this highlight:
Clemson still almost lost, and you can also blame that on Boyd. The quarterback threw a costly interception late in the game to give Braxton Miller (who was clearly hurting after getting crushed earlier) a chance to comeback from 35. He threw an interception almost immediately, and Clemson kept the ball to secure the victory. Drake was only mildly impressed: