Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • CLEM 576
    • 427 OSU
  • Turnovers

    • CLEM 2
    • 4 OSU
  • Possession

    CLEM OSU
    32:51 27:09
  • 1st Downs

    • CLEM 24
    • 27 OSU

Game Information

Hard Rock Stadium
,
Coverage: ESPN
  • Miami, FL 33299
  • Line: OSU -4.0
Attendance: 72,080
100%
Capacity: 65,326
1/4/2014 Associated Press

Boyd, Watkins help Clemson tip Ohio State

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.

Scoring Summary

ESPN1234T
Clemson14614640
Ohio State9137635
first QuarterCLEMOSU
TD
12:50
Tajh Boyd rush for 48 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
clemson drive: 6 plays 75 yards, 02:10 clemson td, 2:10
70
XP
12:50
Chandler Catanzaro extra point GOOD.
clemson drive: 6 plays 75 yards, 02:10 clemson td, 2:10
70
TD
5:44
Braxton Miller rush for 33 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
ohiost drive: 13 plays 75 yards, 07:06 ohiost td, 7:06
76
XP
5:44
Drew Basil extra point GOOD.
ohiost drive: 13 plays 75 yards, 07:06 ohiost td, 7:06
77
TD
4:56
Tajh Boyd pass complete to Sammy Watkins for 34 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
clemson drive: 4 plays 75 yards, 00:48 clemson td, 0:48
137
XP
4:56
Chandler Catanzaro extra point GOOD.
clemson drive: 4 plays 75 yards, 00:48 clemson td, 0:48
147
SF
2:25
CLEMSON penalty Intentional Grounding on Tajh Boyd accepted in the end zone for a SAFETY.
clemson drive: 1 play -1 yard, 00:06 clemson , 0:06
149
second QuarterCLEMOSU
TD
6:16
Tajh Boyd pass complete to Martavis Bryant for 3 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
clemson drive: 7 plays 77 yards, 02:35 clemson td, 2:35
209
TD
3:39
Braxton Miller pass complete to Jeff Heuerman for 57 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
ohiost drive: 5 plays 85 yards, 02:37 ohiost td, 2:37
2015
TD
0:12
Braxton Miller rush for 3 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
ohiost drive: 5 plays 64 yards, 00:57 ohiost td, 0:57
2022
XP
0:12
Drew Basil extra point GOOD.
ohiost drive: 5 plays 64 yards, 00:57 ohiost td, 0:57
2022
third QuarterCLEMOSU
TD
5:50
Carlos Hyde rush for 1 yard for a TOUCHDOWN.
ohiost drive: 9 plays 87 yards, 04:47 ohiost td, 4:47
2028
XP
5:50
Drew Basil extra point GOOD.
ohiost drive: 9 plays 87 yards, 04:47 ohiost td, 4:47
2029
TD
2:47
Tajh Boyd pass complete to Sammy Watkins for 30 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
clemson drive: 3 plays 33 yards, 00:49 clemson td, 0:49
2629
XP
2:47
Chandler Catanzaro extra point GOOD.
clemson drive: 3 plays 33 yards, 00:49 clemson td, 0:49
2729
TD
0:32
Tajh Boyd pass complete to Martavis Bryant for 3 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
clemson drive: 4 plays 38 yards, 01:25 clemson td, 1:25
3329
XP
0:32
Chandler Catanzaro extra point GOOD.
clemson drive: 4 plays 38 yards, 01:25 clemson td, 1:25
3429
fourth QuarterCLEMOSU
TD
11:35
Braxton Miller pass complete to Carlos Hyde for 14 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
ohiost drive: 10 plays 75 yards, 03:57 ohiost td, 3:57
3435
TD
6:16
Tajh Boyd pass complete to Stanton Seckinger for 5 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
clemson drive: 13 plays 75 yards, 05:19 clemson td, 5:19
4035

Research Notes

  • Braxton Miller was 10-for-12 (83.3%) passing after a play action against Clemson. He had 10 more yards per attempt after a play fake as well as both of his touchdown passes. Overall, 16 of Miller's 24 touchdown passes this season have come after a play action.

  • Ohio State's 40-35 loss to Clemson in the Orange Bowl was the Buckeyes first-ever loss in 281 games when scoring at least 35 points.In school history, Ohio State is now 279-1-1 when scoring 35 or more points.

  • Coming into the Orange Bowl, Ohio State ranked third in FBS with 318 rush yards per game. Against Clemson, the Buckeyes gained a total of 193 rush yards, their second lowest output of the season (vs Wisconsin, 192 yards). Ohio State led all FBS schools with 56% of its rushes gaining more than five yards. On Friday, 18 of the Buckeyes' 48 rushes (38%) were for at least 5 yards.

  • Braxton Miller was 10-for-12 (83.3%) passing after a play action against Clemson. He had 10 more yards per attempt after a play fake as well as both of his touchdown passes. Overall, 16 of Miller's 24 touchdown passes this season have come after a play action.

  • Tajh Boyd ran for a career-high 127 yards against Ohio State, highlighted by a 48-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. He gained 116 yards on designed runs, 43 more such yards on such plays than any other game in his career. It was only the second 100-yard rusher Ohio State has allowed this season (Jeremy Langford, 128 yards).

  • Tajh Boyd's average pass traveled 2.9 yards downfield against Ohio State, 4.7 yards shorter than his average pass distance this season and his shortest throw distance average in any game during the last three seasons. He has attempted five passes that traveled more than 10 yards downfield, his fewest such attempts in the last three seasons.- Boyd was 8-for-9 (88.9%) against five or more pass rushers against Ohio State. In such situations, his average pass distance was 0.4 yards downfield, with six of his nine attempts going behind the initial line of scrimmage. Against the blitz, he had 14.6 yards per attempt compared with 8.0 against standard pressure.

  • Sammy Watkins set a career-high and Orange Bowl-high with 16 receptions and 227 receiving yards Friday against Ohio State. He gained 202 yards after the catch, eclipsing his previous career high of 137 yards after catch against Auburn in 2011.- Tajh Boyd threw a total of 15 screen passes, 10 of which were thrown to Watkins. His 10 receptions on screens are tied with Jordan Matthews as most such catches among AQ receivers in any game this season.

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