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No. 12 Clemson Tops No. 7 Ohio State, 40-35, in Orange Bowl

January 4, 2014
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Tajh Boyd threw for 378 yards and five touchdowns, Sammy Watkins had a record-setting night with 16 catches for 227 yards, and No. 12 Clemson rallied to beat No. 7 Ohio State 40-35 in the Orange Bowl on Friday night.

Boyd's 5-yard pass to Stanton Seckinger with 6:16 remaining put the Tigers (11-2) ahead to stay. Watkins caught two touchdown passes, plus became Clemson's career receptions leader and set an Orange Bowl record for yardage.

Martavis Bryant caught two more TD passes for the Tigers, who won their first Orange Bowl in 32 years.

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Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller is brought down by Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley during the first half of the Orange Bowl on Friday night.

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Braxton Miller threw for 234 yards and Carlos Hyde ran for 113 more for Ohio State (12-2), which wasted a nine-point second-half lead. Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer lost for the first time in five career trips to the Bowl Championship Series.

 
 

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