Boyd, Watkins Lead (12) Clemson Past (7) Ohio State In Orange Bowl


Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.) — Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd and wide receiver Sammy Watkins made a final impression fans soon won’t forget in the team’s 40-35 win over Ohio State in the Orange Bowl.

Boyd completed 31 of 40 passes for 378 yards and five touchdowns. He also did damage in the running game, as he led Clemson with 127 rushing yards while scoring another touchdown on the ground.

“It’s a very special night,” Boyd said. “Just the significance of this game, not for me particularly, not for this team particularly, but for this university … I couldn’t pick a better way to go out as a senior.”

The story of the game you could argue though, was Watkins. The junior wide receiver caught 16 passes on the night for 227 yards with two touchdowns.

In what is expected to be his final season at Clemson, Watkins caught 101 passes for 1,464 yards and 12 touchdowns this season.

After starting their season 12-0 and in prime position to contend for a BCS National Championship, they end their season on a two-game losing streak.

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