By Eric Schmidt

The 2014 Discover Orange Bowl is in the books and what another fantastic game this year’s classic turned out to be. The Ohio State Buckeyes took on the Clemson Tigers in a classic battle. If you are fan of offense, this was one of the most entertaining games of the bowl season this year. At the end of regulation though, the Clemson Tigers and their high-powered offense was able to exploit an Ohio State defense which was struggling through some injury issues.

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Clemson QB Tajh Boyd totaled 505 yards of offense, adding six total touchdowns. WR Sammie Watkins set an Orange Bowl record with 227 receiving yards and 16 receptions, Watkins found the endzone twice during the contest. Shortly after the game concluded, Watkins told reporters that he will be entering the 2014 NFL Draft. He appears ready to take his game to the next level.

Not to be outdone, Ohio State QB Braxton Miller threw for 234 yards, rushed for 35 and totaled four scores. Braxton has announced that he will return to the Buckeyes in 2014.

Players Sammy Watkins and Buckeyes RB Carlos Hyde, both stars for their respective teams, hail from the Southwest Florida as is the home of ThepigskinReport.

Because of our participation with Discover Card this season, we received two pairs of fantastic tickets to give away to our readers. These were all inclusive tickets on the 50-yard line, as well as passes to the Tailgaming experience and the Discover Tailgate party. We had a great response to our online contest and the lucky winners contacted me after the Orange Bowl to tell me what a wonderful time they had at the game.

We would like to thank Discover for the wonderful giveaways and a fantastic season working with them in the 2013-2014 college year.

 

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