Photos: LSU falls to Clemson

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles questions a call late in the second half of the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Monday in Atlanta. Ga. Clemson won 25-24 on a last-second field goal.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGClemson kicker Chandler Catanzaro kicks the game-winning field goal as time runs out in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Monday in Atlanta. Clemson holder Spencer Benton (13) watches as LSU cornerback Tharold Simon (24) comes in late.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- With final talley showing on the scoreboard, LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) walks off of the field dejected.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) talks with LSU cornerback Jalen Mills (28) as they walk off the field after the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU safety Craig Loston (6) makes a flying tackle to upend Clemson wide receiver Adam Humphries (16) for the stop.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Clemson wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (6) is upended after a catch by LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow (57) and safety Eric Reid.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGLSU running back Michael Ford runs for a first down as Clemson safety Jonathan Meeks (5) looks to make the stop in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on New Year's Eve. Ford said Monday that he plans to enter the NFL Draft rather than play his senior season at LSU.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLINGWide receiver DeAndre Hopkins catches a pass on a fourth-and-16 to keep Clemson's final drive alive late in the fourth quarter.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU's Kevin Minter (46) Bennie Logan (18), Sam Montgomery (99) and Josh Downs (77) reach high, trying unsuccessfully to block the winning field goal by Clemson kicker Chandler Catanzaro (39), as time expires.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Clemson kicker Chandler Catanzaro (39) and holder Spencer Benton (13) celebrate the winning field goal.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Clemson kicker Chandler Catanzaro (39) falls down in his celebration romp, as holder Spencer Benton (13) raises his arms in celebration, after the winning kick gave Clemson the win.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Clemson kick holder Spencer Benton (13) celebrates, after Clemson kicker Chandler Catanzaro (39), right, kicked the winning field goal.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) picks up good yardage as Clemson linebacker Jonathan Willard (46) gives chase as LSU offensive lineman Trai Turner (56) blocks.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Clemson defensive back Garry Peters breaks up a pass intended for LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry at the goal line during last year's Chick-fil-A Bowl.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU defensive tackle Bennie Logan (18) gets a hand full of shirt to help make the stop on Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd (10) flips the ball to Clemson wide receiver Jaron Brown (18) on a misdirection play.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU defensive tackle Bennie Logan (18) makes the stop on Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd (10) during the second half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) launches a pass in the second half of the Chick-fil-A Bowl, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. Clemson rallied to win on a last-second field goal, 25-24. 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 defensive end Sam Montgomery (99) had a handful of Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd (10) on this third quarter play, but the elusive Boyd was able to get the throw away anyhow.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU linebacker Kevin Minter (46) walks off the field at the end of the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd (10) throws in the second half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles paces the sideline with just less than two minutes left in the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd (10) throws a shovel pass, keeping LSU defenders at bay during the Chick-fil-A Bowl on New Year’s Eve 2012.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney is congratulated by LSU head coach Les Miles.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU center P.J. Lonergan (64), a senior, looks up at the crowd and the scoreboard, after his last game for LSU.

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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 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 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 safety Craig Loston (6) levels Clemson wide receiver Adam Humphries (16) on this incomplete pass.

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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 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 BILL FEIG -- With the final score showing on the scoreboard, LSU receiver Jarvis Landry (80) talks with cornerback Jalen Mills as they walk off the field after the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Clemson won 25-24 on Monday Dec. 31, 2012, in Atlanta.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) launches a pass in the second half of the Chick-fil-A Bowl, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. Clemson rallied to win on a last-second field goal, 25-24. 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.