*Clemson’s 34-point margin of victory tonight was the largest in Clemson history in a bowl game. The previous record was a 30-0 win over Illinois in the 1990 Hall of Fame Bowl. That was the last game for the now second winningest class in Clemson history.
*Clemson’s 34-point victory margin over 24th ranked Oklahoma tied the school record
for largest victory margin over a team ranked in the top 25 in either of the major
polls entering the game. It was the largest since 1950, when Clemson beat Missouri
34-0 at Missouri.
*Clemson closes the season with wins over rival South Carolina and a bowl win over
Oklahoma. This is the first time Clemson has closed the season with wins over South
Carolina and a bowl victory since 2005. Clemson’s bowl win came in the same
stadium, a Champs Sports bowl win over Colorado. This is just the third time since
1993 Clemson has closed the season in that fashion.
*Clemson has now defeated the #5 (Ohio State) and #6 (Oklahoma) winningest programs
in the history of college football in bowl games to end the last two seasons in bowl
*This was the second largest margin of defeat for Oklahoma in a bowl game. The only
one larger is a 36-point victory by Southern California (55-19) in the 2005 Orange
*Clemson has won three consecutive bowl games, all against programs who have won the
National Championship since 2000. LSU to end 2012, Ohio State to end 2013 and
Oklahoma this year. The coaches they defeated, Les Miles, Urban Meyer and Bob
Stoops also won national championships since 2000.
*Clemson’s senior class ends its career with a school record 42 wins, nine against
teams who were ranked in the top 25 in at least the of the major polls entering the
game.. Tonight’s win tied the record for wins over ranked teams by one class. Last
year’s senior class also had nine top 25 wins.
*Clemson has wins over seven of the top 15 winningest programs over the last four
years. That list includes Ohio State, LSU, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Georgia,
Florida State and Louisville.
*Clemson has four straight 10-win seasons, a first for the program since Clemson had
four straight 10-win seasons between 1987-90.
*Clemson joins Alabama, Northern Illinois and Oregon as the only schools with at
least 10 wins each of the last four years.
*This is the first time Clemson has won three straight bowl games since the 1986-90
era when the Tigers won five in a row. The fourth win in that streak was against
Oklahoma in the same Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium.
*Clemson closes the season with nine wins in its last 10 games for the first time
since 2012, but for only the eighth time in school history. It is only the second
time Clemson has done it in the last 24 years.
*Clemson closes the season on a three-game winning streak for the first time since
the 2005 season when the Tigers won their last four.
Clemson Team Notes
*Clemson had noteworthy plays on offense and defense to start the game. On defense,
Clemson’s Grady Jarrett and Ben Boulware combined to stop Oklahoma running back
Samaje Perine for a one-yard loss. It was the 123rd tackle for loss of the year and
established a Clemson season record. Last year’s team had the previous best with
Then, on Clemson’s first offensive play, Cole Stoudt hit Artavis Scott for a 65-yard
touchdown pass. It was the fifth time this year Clemson scored on its first drive
of the game, the first time Clemson had done it on the first play of the game.
*Clemson finished with nine tackles for loss and an FBS best 131 for the season.
*The 65-yard touchdown pass from Cole Stoudt to Artavis Scott on the first play of
the game was the first play call by Clemson co-offensive coordinator Tony Elliott,
who was working from the press box.
*The result of the play resembled the first play made by former Hall of Fame Coach
Frank Howard, whose first call as Clemson head coach in 1940 against Presbyterian
resulted in an 18-yard touchdown run by George Floyd.
*Clemson won the first quarter 17-0. It was the largest positive scoring margin for
Clemson in a quarter in a bowl game since the third period of 2001 Humanitarian Bowl
when Clemson outscored Louisiana Tech 28-0 in Boise, Idaho.
*Clemson led 27-0 at the half, tied for the largest halftime lead in a bowl game in
Clemson history. The Tigers led 27-0 vs. Stanford in the 1986 Gator Bowl. Clemson
won the game 27-21.
*Clemson has now scored exactly 40 points in each of its last two bowl games, 40-6
tonight and 40-35 last year against Ohio State in the Orange Bowl victory. The 40
points tonight are tied for the second most in a bowl game in Clemson history.
*Clemson forced five turnovers tonight, the most it has forced in the 39 games
Brent Venables has served as Clemson defensive coordinator. It was the most by any
Clemson defense since forcing six against North Carolina in 2011.
*Venables has now been an assistant coach at an FBS school 19 years and the teams he
has coached have won at least 10 games, 15 of those 19 years.
*Clemson has allowed Oklahoma to score just 12 points and score just one touchdown
in eight quarters of football in the Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium. They came into
those games averaging at least 30 points per game each season, including 38 a game
*ACC Teams have just three total wins over Oklahoma over the years. Clemson (2-0)
has two of the three. Miami is the only other ACC team beat Oklahoma as a member of
the ACC (2009).
Clemson Individual Notes
*Cole Stoudt became just the third Clemson quarterback to throw for 300 yards in a
bowl game. The others are Tajh Boyd (twice) and Brandon Streeter (1999 vs.
*Cole Stoudt threw for a career high 319 yards this evening. It is the only game in
his career he threw for at least 300 yards against an FBS school.
*Stoudt accounted for four touchdowns tonight, three passing and one rushing. He
joins Tajh Boyd and Woody Dantzler as the only Clemson quarterbacks to account for
at least four touchdowns in a bowl game.
*Adam Humphries started at wide receiver for Clemson tonight. It was his 53rd
career game, the most in school history at the wide receiver position.
*Humphries, DeShawn Williams and Robert Smith all played in their 53rd games for
Clemson tonight. They have never missed a game in their careers. Williams played
his final game as a Tiger on his birthday this evening.
*Clemson captains tonight were Kalon Davis, Adam Humphries, Grady Jarrett and
Stephone Anthony, the players voted permanent captains for the season.
*Artavis Scott scored on a 65-yard touchdown pass from Cole Stoudt on the first play
of the game. It was his fifth play of at least 50 yards this years.
*Ben Boulware scored his first career touchdown in the first period on a 47-yard
interception return for a score. It was Clemson’s first interception return for a
touchdown in a bowl game since Arlington Nunn against Illinois in the Jan. 1991 Hall
of Fame Bowl.
*When Boulware scored, it was the fourth defensive touchdown of the season for the
*Ammon Lakip made a 49 yard field goal in the second period. His longest as a Tiger
and tied for the longest in Clemson bowl history. Obed Ariri had a 49-yarder against
Pittsburgh in the 1977 Gator Bowl.
*Grady Jarrett had a career high 3.5 tackles for loss in his 48th and final game as
a Clemson Tigers.
*Artavis Scott had 114 yards receiving and Mike Williams added 112. It marked the
first time Clemson has had a pair of 100-yard receivers in a bowl game.
*Vic Beasley had a sack and three tackles for loss tonight giving him 33 sacks for
his career, first in Clemson history and fourth in ACC history. Only Chris Slade
(Virginia, 40.5), Reinard Wilson (Florida State, 35.5) and Peter Boulware (Florida
State, 34) have more. Beasley finishes with 52.5 tackles for loss, fourth in
NOTES: Record setting performance in Orlando
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