LSU and Clemson exchanged blows all night in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, but Clemson defeated LSU in the final 2 seconds with a field goal to clinch a 25-24 victory.
Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd had pulled his team within two points on a 12-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins with less than 3:00 left in the game. The two-point conversion failed.
The TD was the second time the pair hooked up for a score. In the second quarter, Boyd found Hopkins from 11 yards out. The PAT was blocked after that score. The dual-threat QB also ran for an 11-yard touchdown in the first quarter.
Running back Jeremy Hill took a handoff on the first play of scrimmage in the second half and went 57 yards to score, breaking LSU's true freshman touchdown record. It was his second TD of the game. His first was on an 11-yard run less than a minute into the contest.
Later in the first quarter, Mettenberger found wide receiver Jarvis Landry in the end zone for 6-yard touchdown pass.
Hill's first touchdown was set up by a Clemson fumble. Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins lost the ball after getting drilled by Keke Mingo and Craig Loston scooped it up on the second play of the game.
LSU kicker Drew Alleman hit a 20-yard field goal in the third quarter.
Clemson kicker Spencer Benton connected on a field goal from 26 yards out in the fourth quarter.
The official attendance for the game was 68,027.
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