Harper ended up 17 for 37 for 206 yards two touchdowns and the classic bowl killing two interceptions. The tough Nebraska defense held the Clemson’s Thunder and Lightning to a whopping total of four yards rushing while the Tigers were converting three of sixteen third down attempts in the process squandering a 21-10 lead.
Darren Evans had 28 carries for 153 yards and a touchdown and quarterback Tyrod Taylor rushed for another score as Virginia Tech defeated the Cincinnati Bearcats in the Orange Bowl. The Hokies now join USC and Texas as the only D1 schools to win 10 games in each of the past five seasons.
Nebraska (Cornhuskers, 22,963 students, Lincoln, NB) 26, CLEMSON 21
Joe Ganz threw for two touchdowns, Alex Henery kicked four field goals as the Huskers beat Clemson in the Gator Bowl.
Nebraska (9-4) ended the season with a four-game winning streak, and won a January bowl game for the first time in nine years.
Coming in Clemson (7-6) had won four of their last five games after a 3-3 start.
Tigers’ coach Dabo Swinney looked like he would get a win in his first bowl game when Clemson took a 21-10 lead in the second half. But…no.
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