>> Tigers Down Ohio State 40-35 - Match Report
Tajh Boyd's 378-yard performance through the air was the key in Clemson's 40-35 win over Ohio State on Friday at Sun Life Stadium.
Bettors who backed the Tigers were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 2.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 71.5.
Tajh Boyd rushed for 127 yards, while Roderick McDowell added 69 yards in the win. Sammy Watkins and Jordan Leggett added 227 and 43 receiving yards respectively.
Carlos Hyde rushed for 113 yards for Ohio State, while Braxton Miller added 35 yards. Braxton Miller threw for 234 yards for the Buckeyes, while receivers Corey (Philly) Brown and Jeff Heuerman had 116 and 57 yards respectively.
Ohio State was outgained by Clemson 576-427 yards in Friday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 27-24 by the Buckeyes.
Clemson lost the time of possession battle 32:51/27:09, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.