- Clemson quarterback Cole Stoudt has had several moments during the 2014 season he tried hard to forget. The senior ended his career with a performance worth savoring. Stoudt threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, and 17th-ranked Clemson routed Oklahoma 40-6 in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Monday. "It all comes down to who makes the big plays, and we made the most this game," Stoudt said. "We really didn't hit the brakes at all."
The Tigers (10-3) reached double-digit victories for the fourth consecutive season. Clemson was 10-4 in 2011, 11-2 in 2012 and 11-2 in 2013. "It was our night tonight. We knew it would be a tough challenge, but we were ready," Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said. Oklahoma (8-5) had five turnovers, including three interceptions by sophomore quarterback Trevor Knight. Stoudt began the season as the Tigers' starting quarterback, before struggles cost him the job to freshman standout Deshaun Watson. - AP Sports