Chandler Catanzaro kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired to give No. 14 Clemson a wild 25-24 win over No. 9 Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Monday night.
Trailing 24-22, Clemson (11-2) took possession on its 20 with 1:39 remaining. Tajh Boyd completed a pass for 26 yards to DeAndre Hopkins on a fourth-and-16 play during the decisive 10-play drive.
Catanzaros kick set off a wild celebration on the field and in the stands. Some players collapsed on the field in apparent disbelief while most of Clemsons orange jerseys met in a midfield circle.
Hopkins, who had 13 catches for 191 yards and two touchdowns, also had receptions for 7 and 13 yards in the final drive.
Yellow Jackets 21, Trojans 7
EL PASO, Texas Southern California was ranked No. 1 at the beginning of the season, and Matt Barkley was a strong contender for the Heisman Trophy. The year ended with Barkley on the sideline as the Trojans lost to Georgia Tech in the Sun Bowl.
Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to lead the Yellow Jackets to victory in front of a crowd of 47,922 at Sun Bowl Stadium.
The Trojans struggled to contain Georgia Techs triple-option attack. The Yellow Jackets (7-7) rushed for 294 yards on 63 carries while stopping a seven-bowl losing streak.
Commodores 38, Wolf Pack 24
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Jordan Rodgers threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score as the Vanderbilt Commodores capped their best season in nearly a century by beating North Carolina State in the Music City Bowl.
The Commodores finished 9-4 for their best record since going 9-1 in 1915.
Vanderbilt forced a season-high five turnovers, including four in the first half, and turned those into 17 points to wipe out a 424-225 Wolf Pack advantage in total offense.
Golden Hurricane 38, Cyclones 23
MEMPHIS, Tenn. Trey Watts rushed for 149 yards, Alex Singleton ran for three scores, and Tulsa beat Iowa State in the Liberty Bowl, avenging a season-opening loss to the Cyclones.
The Golden Hurricane (11-3) posted the second 11-win season in school history.
Tulsa scored two touchdowns in the first four minutes of the second quarter to pull ahead for good.