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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Left to right, Brittni Naylor, an LSU student from Lake Charles, Baton Rouge Community College student Erin Butler, of Dallas, and Jessica Jackson, of Mandeville cheer as the LSU football team finishes warmups, at the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU fans, left to right, Emma Fletcher, 10, Meg Fletcher, 8, Kate Fletcher, 8, and Kendall Hamilton, 9, all of Atlanta, react to fireworks at the end of the Nationl Anthem, just before kickoff.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU safety Craig Loston (6) recovers a Clemson fumble in the first quarter, setting up LSU's first touchdown.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLINGLSU defensive end Barkevious Mingo (49) is one of several defensive players on the Tigers roster who may leave for the NFL.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) scores on a run, the second play from scrimmage after LSU safety Craig Loston (6) recovered a Clemson fumble.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) catches a pass for LSU's second touchdown, over Clemson defensive back Garry Peters.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) pulls in a pass to score LSU's second touchdown of the first half, past Clemson safety Jonathan Meeks (5) and defensive back Garry Peters.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU cheerleader pump up the crowd prior to the first half of the Chick-fil-A Bowl football game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGLSU cornerback Tharold Simon breaks up a pass to Clemson receiver Jaron Brown during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGClemson coach Dabo Swinney cheers his players on during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- A LSU fan and apparently a Mettenberger fan holds a sign entertaining matrimony prior to the Chick-fil-A Bowl football game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU players during their pre game ritual.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU Flag Corps perform during the pre game show of the Chick-fil-A Bowl football game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU Golden Band from Tigerland and stadium are reflected in the tubas during their pre game show.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- The LSU team and cheerleaders run onto the field prior to the Chick-fil-A Bowl football game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU safety Craig Loston (6) chases down a fumble early in the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU's Chase Clement (88), Josh Dworaczyk (68), La'El Collins (70) celebrate the touchdown by running back Jeremy Hill (33) in the end zone.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU safety Craig Loston (6) advances a fumble as a Clemson offensive player makes the stop.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow (57) makes the stop on Clemson wide receiver Adam Humphries (16) who just pulled in the pass.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGLSU linebacker Kevin Minter and safety Eric Reid make the stop on Clemson wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU cornerback Tharold Simon (24) breaks up the pass to Clemson wide receiver Jaron Brown.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd (10) is sacked by a host of LSU defenders and primarily LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow (57) and LSU safety Micah Eugene (34) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) is upended on the return by Clemson offensive linesman Ryan Norton (58) as LSU's Jarvis Landry (80) and Jermauria Rasco (59) watch.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles reacts to a call.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) sits on the turf after being sacked.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) eludes Clemson defensive back Xavier Brewer (9) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) is sacked for a loss by Clemson defensive end Malliciah Goodman.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) pulls in the touchdown pass between Clemson defensive back Garry Peters (26) and safety Jonathan Meeks.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) throws downfield as Clemson defensive end Tavaris Barnes (6) applies pressure.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Spencer Ware (11) picks up good yardage and eludes the grasp of a Clemson defender.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU cornerback Tharold Simon (24) makes the stop on Clemson wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU safety Micah Eugene (34) breaks up the pass play intended for Clemson wide receiver Jaron Brown (18) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) picks up a first down and gives Clemson safety Rashard Hall (31) a ride.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd is sacked by LSU linebacker Kevin Minter during the first half of the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) is congratulated after his touchdown catch by teammates Jeremy Hill (33) and Chase Clement (88) in the first half of the Chick-fil-A Bowl, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT/ONLINE OUT/NO SALES/TV OUT/FOREIGN OUT/LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT/GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT/225 OUT/10/12 OUT/IN REGISTER OUT/LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT/MANDATORY CREDIT: THE ADVOCATE/ TRAVIS SPRADLING.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles talks in animated fashion with Side Judge Bobby Sagers, left, and Head Linesman Kelly Saalfeld.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLINGClemson quarterback Tajh Boyd gets a pass off before LSU defensive end Barkevious Mingo can get to him.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU safety Craig Loston (6) levels Clemson wide receiver Adam Humphries (16) on this incomplete pass.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles and the Tiger run onto the field for the start of the Chick-fil-A Bowl, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Clemson safety Rashard Hall (31) chases LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) after a completed pass.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive back Jerqwinick Sandolph (39) wraps up Clemson wide receiver Adam Humphries (16) with a solid tackle on a punt return.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Clemson wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (6) makes a sure-handed catch over LSU cornerback Jalen Mills.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU safety Craig Loston hits Clemson wide receiver Adam Humphries on an incomplete pass in the first half of the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow (57) makes the stop on Clemson wide receiver Adam Humphries (16) at the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in Atlanta.

  • Advocate file photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow stops Clemson wide receiver Adam Humphries in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31, in Atlanta.