Clemson vs. Oklahoma Halftime Notes

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Clemson vs. Oklahoma Halftime Notes

Clemson Halftime Team Notes

*Clemson had noteworthy plays on offense and defense to start the game. On defense, Clemson’s Grady JarrettGrady Jarrett
Sr. Defensive Tackle
#50 6-1, 290
Conyers, GA

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and Ben BoulwareBen Boulware
So. Outside Linebacker
#10 5-11, 235
Anderson, SC

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combined to stop Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine for a one-yard loss. It was the 123rd tackle for loss of the year and established a Clemson season record. Last year’s team had the previous best with 122.

Then, on Clemson’s first offensive play, Cole StoudtCole Stoudt
Sr. Quarterback
#18 6-4, 231
Dublin, OH

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hit Artavis ScottArtavis Scott
Fr. Wide Receiver
#3 5-11, 190
Oldsmar, FL

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for a 65-yard touchdown pass. It was the fifth time this year Clemson scored on its first drive of the game, the first time Clemson had done it on the first play of the game.

*The 65-yard touchdown pass from Cole Stoudt to Artavis Scott on the first play of the game was the first play call by Clemson co-offensive coordinator Tony Elliott, who was working from the press box.

The result of the play resembled the first play made by former Hall of Fame Coach Frank Howard, whose first call as Clemson head coach in 1940 against Presbyterian resulted in an 18-yard touchdown run by George Floyd.

*Clemson won the first quarter 17-0. It was the largest positive scoring margin for Clemson in a quarter in a bowl game since the third period of 2001 Humanitarian Bowl when Clemson outscored Louisiana Tech 28-0 in Boise, Idaho.

*Clemson led 27-0 at the half, tied for the largest halftime lead in a bowl game in Clemson history. The Tigers led 27-0 vs. Stanford in the 1986 Gator Bowl. Clemson won the game 27-21.

Clemson Individual Notes

* Adam HumphriesAdam Humphries
Sr. Wide Receiver
#13 5-11, 193
Spartanburg, SC

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started at wide receiver for Clemson tonight. It was his 53rd career game, the most in school history at the wide receiver position.

*Humphries, DeShawn WilliamsDeShawn Williams
Sr. Defensive Tackle
#99 6-1, 292
Central, SC

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and Robert SmithRobert Smith
Sr. Safety
#27 5-11, 211
St. George, SC

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all played in their 53rd games for Clemson tonight. They have never missed a game in their careers.

*Clemson captains tonight were Kalon DavisKalon Davis
RS Sr. Offensive Guard
#67 6-5, 340
Chester, SC

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, Adam Humphries, Grady Jarrett and Stephone AnthonyStephone Anthony
Sr. Linebacker
#42 6-2, 244
Polkton, NC

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, the players voted permanent captains for the season.

*Artavis Scott scored on a 65-yard touchdown pass from Cole Stoudt on the first play of the game. It was his fifth play of at least 50 yards this years.

*Ben Boulware scored his first career touchdown in the first period on a 47-yard interception return for a score. It was Clemson’s first interception return for a touchdown in a bowl game since Arlington Nunn against Illinois in the Jan. 1991 Hall of Fame Bowl.

* Ammon LakipAmmon Lakip
RS Jr. Kicker
#36 5-10, 200
Alpharetta, GA

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made a 49 yard field goal in the second period. His longest as a Tiger and tied for the longest in Clemson bowl history. Obed Ariri had a 49-yarder against Pittsburgh in the 1977 Gator Bowl.

*Cole Stoudt threw two touchdown passes in the first half and completed 16-20 passes for 184 yards and two scores in the first half.

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