Miami Gardens, FL, United States (4E Sports) – Tajh Boyd threw for 378 yards and five touchdowns and Sammy Watkins had 16 catches for 227 yards as Clemson rallied past Ohio State 40-35 Friday to win the FedEx Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium.
Boyd finished with 505 all-purpose yards, outgaining Ohio State by 78 yards himself.
No. 7 Ohio State had a 29-20 lead in the third after Carlos Hyde’s one yard touchdown.
A fumbled punt return and an interception led to touchdown grabs by Watkins and Bryant to put No. 12 Clemson up entering the fourth.
Hyde caught a 14-yard scoring pass from Braxton Miller with 11:35 left to give Ohio State a 35-34 lead.
Boyd’s 5-yard pass to Stanton Seckinger with 6:16 remaining gave Clemson (11-2) a 40-35 advantage.
C.J. Barnett intercepted Boyd with 1:27 left near midfield but quarterback Braxton Miller was picked off two plays later by Stephone Anthony, and Clemson ran out the clock.
Miller threw for 234 yards and Hyde ran for 113 more for Ohio State (12-2).