Miami Gardens, FL – The Clemson Tigers beat the Oklahoma Sooners for the second time in a bowl game, but this time it lands them [Tigers] a spot in the National Championship game. The Tigers won 37-17 at SunLife Stadium down in Miami. The Tigers are now 14-0. Deshaun Watson threw for 187 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed for 145 yards and one touchdown. The Tigers wait to find out who they play in the CFP Championship game, either Michigan State or Alabama.ARTICLE FROM ASSOCIATED PRESS:
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) – The Oklahoma Sooners were fooled by a fake punt, and stuffed on fourth down when they tried some trickery of their own.
And in the second half, Clemson was simply the stronger team.
High-scoring Oklahoma and quarterback Baker Mayfield were shut out in the second half Thursday and lost to Clemson in the Orange Bowl national semifinal game, 37-17.
For the second year in a row, the Sooners (11-2) ended their season with a loss to Clemson. They were embarrassed 40-6 by the Tigers last year in the Russell Athletic Bowl.
Mayfield threw for 311 yards but was sacked five times, and threw two interceptions in Clemson territory in the second half. He left the game after he was shaken up making a tackle following his second interception.