Clemson 37, Oklahoma 17
Top-ranked Clemson preserved its perfect season and punched its ticket to the National Title Game with a convincing win over Oklahoma in the Capital One Orange Bowl. The Tigers used a power rushing attack with a pair of standout performers to clinch the victory.
Player of the Game
Key stats Tigers running back Wayne Gallman carried 26 times for 150 yards and two touchdowns; this was Gallman’s third straight 100-yard effort and ninth of the season.Clemson rushed 58 times and had a 312-67 advantage in rushing yards.
Sooners junior cornerback Zack Sanchez intercepted his seventh pass of the season in the loss; Clemson’s Ben Boulware and B.J. Goodson each added their second of the season.
Clemson moved to 14-0 with the win; the win total is a program record.
The Tigers are just the second team in ACC history to win 14 games (Florida State, 2013); just eight teams in FBS history have won 14 games, and no team has ever won 15.
Clemson’s nation-best winning streak stretched to 16 games.
The Tigers improved to 3-2 in the all-time series; all three Clemson wins are in bowl games, including last year’s Russell Athletic Bowl.
The Sooners finished the season 11-2, their fifth double-digit win total in the last six years under head coach Bob Stoops.