ä LSU’S LACK OF OFFENSE:
The Tigers lack of a consistent offense came back to haunt them in the Chick-fil-A bowl. Clemson had a 100-48 edge in plays. a 32-9 edge in first downs and a 445-219 edge in total net yards.
ä The TajH Mahal:
OK. So, maybe Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd has nothing to do wtih the great monument in India, but he did have one of those grand games that will live in the history books. Boyd completed 36 of 50 passes for 346 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 22 yards and one touchdown on 29 carries. And, by the way, there is no stat for his clutch play down the stretch. Although, he did play a major role in Clemson going 8 for 18 on third down (44 percent).
ä Minter’s The Man:
LSU junior linebacker Kevin Minter finished the game with 19 tackles (12 solos and seven assists). He had more tackles in the first half (14) than Notre Dame Heisman Trophy finalist Manti Te’O had in any game this season.
“Lots of empty seats in the Georgia Dome less than 10 minutes before the start fo the #CFABowl. Clint Eastwood would eat it up. #LSU”
@LesEast. East is an Advocate sportswriter.
“That is the first #LSU score in a bowl game in two years!”
@jrussell29. Jason Russell is a sports copy editor for The Advocate.
“They didn’t let my dawg Shep touch the ball!”
@RuebenRandle. Randlle is a former LSU receiver, who was a rookie with the New York Giants. Shep is LSU senior receiver Russell Shepard.
“Class has never been mentioned in the same sentence at LSU”
@ClemsonBuzzz. Clemson Buzzz is a site for Clemson students, alumni and future Tigers by Clemson students.
“Minter never takes credit for himself, even after his 21 tackles against Florida. The epito of a hard worker who only cares about the team”
@DardDog. DardDog is Micah Bedard, who is the KLSU sports director and a LSU Reveille sports columnist.
“Kevin Minter 14 tackes in one half tonight. That’s more than Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o has had in any entire gaem this year (12).”
@LSUBillMartin. Martin is an associate sports information director at LSU.
“Clemson fan: “Hey man, the beer line was long. Wait, what happened? Then what Happened? THEN WHAT HAPPENED? Oh no. Not this again.”
@perrynkeys. Perryn Keys is the assistant sports editor at The Advocate.
“What makes Mettenberger Ice so different from other beers? The answer, in a word, sackability.”
@edsbs. The is the Twitter account for the Editorial Director, SBNation.com.
“At the @chickfilabowl just received a big 7-foot bear hug from @SHAQ who is sidelines watching #LSU warmup. My back should recovery shortly.”
@lsukent. Kent Lowe is a Senior Associate LSU Sports Information Director.
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