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THE LATEST: Oklahoma on tip of Clemson 17-16 during Orange Bowl

THE LATEST: Oklahoma on tip of Clemson 17-16 during Orange Bowl

The latest developments from a College Football Playoff inhabitant semifinal diversion between Clemson and Oklahoma in a Orange Bowl (all times local):

5:46 p.m.


Oh, how good is this Orange Bowl so far?

Back and onward they’ve gone, and it’s now Oklahoma behind on tip 17-16 after Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield strike Mark Andrews with an 11-yard scoring strike with 1:34 left in a half. The expostulate took usually 46 seconds.

The touchdown came one play after Mayfield — underneath vigour — found Dede Westbrook down a center of a margin for a 42-yard gain.

Mayfield is adult to 226 flitting yards already.

And be wary, Clemson: Under manager Bob Stoops, a Sooners are 158-10 when heading during halftime.

5:39 p.m.


Greg Huegel’s third margin idea of a game, this one from 43 yards, has put Clemson on tip of Oklahoma 16-10 with 2:17 left in a initial half during a Orange Bowl.

Responding fast after Oklahoma got a margin idea to get within three, a Tigers indispensable usually over dual mins to go 49 yards in 9 plays.

Huegel has been good from 26, 36 and now 43 yards.

Deshaun Watson is carrying a Tigers, rushing for 105 yards and throwing for 78 some-more so far.

5:33 p.m.


Austin Seibert’s 22-yard margin idea has gotten Oklahoma within 13-10 with 4:41 left in a initial half during a Orange Bowl.

The Sooners went 67 yards in 10 plays, gnawing a run of 13 unanswered points by a Tigers. Clemson still leads in yards, 205-183 — though Oklahoma indispensable something to stop a Tigers’ momentum, and got it.

5:25 p.m.

There’s already been 6 flags for 15-yard offenses in a Orange Bowl, by a median of a second quarter.

Two of them didn’t count, being of a offsetting unsportsmanlike-conduct variety. But 4 others went for 15 yards, including a sideline infringement opposite Clemson that helped Oklahoma big-time on a Sooners’ impetus to a margin idea that got them within 13-10 with 4:41 left in a half.

Both Oklahoma scoring drives so distant were assisted by 15-yard penalties opposite a Tigers, a initial being a pass division on a game’s opening possession.

5:21 p.m.


The nation’s No. 1 group now has scored 13 unanswered points and leads Oklahoma 13-7 in a Orange Bowl, after Greg Huegel connected on a 36-yard margin idea with 7:10 left in a initial half.

Huegel was going to creatively face a shorter kick, though an conscious education chastisement on third down pushed a Tigers back.

It’s a third true expostulate that finished with a measure for Clemson. Oklahoma’s final 3 drives have all finished with punts.

5:11 p.m.

Clemson’s Wayne Gallman is a Tigers’ new single-season rushing record-holder.

Gallman came into a Orange Bowl wanting usually 14 yards to take over a tip spot, and eclipsed that in a initial entertain of a Tigers’ diversion opposite Oklahoma on Thursday.

Gallman surfaced a symbol of 1,345 yards set by Raymond Priester in 1996.

5:02 p.m.


Clemson has taken a 10-7 lead over Oklahoma in a Orange Bowl — and a feign punt was outrageous for a Tigers.

Deshaun Watson scored on a 5-yard run with 12:45 left in a second quarter, doing so after Clemson manager Dabo Swinney went to some cunning to keep a expostulate alive.

Clemson punter Andy Teasdall rolled right as if he was punting one rugby-style, afterwards determining to chuck behind opposite a margin to defensive tackle Christian Wilkins for a 31-yard gain. Two plays later, Watson scored to put a Tigers on top.

4:55 p.m.

There were usually dual first-quarter penalties in a Orange Bowl, though both were costly.

A pass division call opposite Clemson helped Oklahoma on a touchdown expostulate on a game’s initial possession, gifting a Sooners 15 yards on a pass from Baker Mayfield that seemed uncatchable. And an unsportsmanlike control call opposite a Sooners late in a entertain knocked them behind 15 yards, out of margin idea range.

Penalties haven’t been a large emanate for possibly group this season. Clemson came in averaging 48 chastisement yards per game, Oklahoma during 61 per game.

4:50 p.m.

It’s a finish of a initial entertain during a Orange Bowl, Oklahoma still heading Clemson 7-3.

And it looks like Clemson is in a bit of trouble.

Star defensive finish Shaq Lawson has missed a infancy of plays in a initial quarter, now with ice on his left knee and walking with a conspicuous baggy when he tries to move. Oklahoma racked adult 100 yards in a initial quarter, compared to 47 for Clemson.

The Tigers trailed for 11 minutes, 16 seconds. That’s already a third-most time they’ve spent personification from behind in a diversion all season.

4:37 p.m.


Clemson is on a house in a Orange Bowl.

Greg Huegel’s 26-yard margin idea with 3:50 left in a initial entertain has cut Oklahoma’s lead to 7-3.

The Tigers took advantage of a brief field. They got a round during a Oklahoma 28 after Sooners’ punter Austin Seibert shanked a punt from low in his team’s territory. After a span of initial downs, a Tigers had to settle for 3 points.

4:31 p.m.

Clemson’s Shaq Lawson is limping a bit, though still creation plays for a Tigers.

He usually sacked Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield on third down low in Sooners territory, and afterwards OU’s Austin Seibert shanked a punt to set Clemson adult during a Oklahoma 28 for a second expostulate of a Orange Bowl.

Lawson wasn’t on a margin for many of Oklahoma’s initial drive, when a Sooners scored for a 7-0 lead. He was out there for a second drive, and Oklahoma got zero going.

4:18 p.m.


That didn’t take long.

Oklahoma’s Samaje Perine plowed his approach in for a 1-yard touchdown run, and a Sooners took a discerning 7-0 lead over Clemson in a Orange Bowl. The Sooners took a opening kickoff and went 75 yards in 10 plays.

Clemson sacked Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield on a initial play, though a Sooners recovered quickly. Two large third-down conversions fueled a drive: a 17-yard run by Perine, and a 10-yard execution from Mayfield to Dede Westbrook.

Clemson didn’t route for a singular second in 8 of a initial 13 games this season.

4:10 p.m.

At prolonged last, it’s diversion time.

Clemson has won a silver toss and will flog off to Oklahoma to open a Orange Bowl.

For Oklahoma, this diversion is a possibility to not usually get to a inhabitant pretension matchup though finish avenging all that went wrong final season. The Sooners mislaid to 5 teams final year — Kansas State, Baylor, TCU, Oklahoma State and Clemson.

They’ve already beaten a initial 4 on that list in 2015, and now get their shot during a Tigers in this CFP semifinal.

Clemson manager Dabo Swinney looks some-more than prepared to get this started, revelation ESPN usually before kickoff “it’s going to be a heck of a ballgame.”

3:45 p.m.

If early arrivals into Sun Life Stadium are any indication, it’s a Clemson home diversion in a Orange Bowl.

The Tigers are on a home sideline and are regulating a same hovel that a Miami Dolphins use to enter a field, though they also have a motionless corner over Oklahoma in fans — during slightest regulating a rarely systematic process of people wearing Clemson colors contra people wearing Sooners colors.

Then again, it creates geographic sense. Clemson is about 750 miles from Miami Gardens, while Norman, Oklahoma is roughly 1,500 miles from South Florida.

3:10 p.m.

The Gatorade coolers on a sidelines during Sun Life Stadium are already removing utterly a workout, and kickoff of a Orange Bowl is about an hour away.

Put simply, it’s prohibited in South Florida.

The heat on a margin was 83 degrees during 3 p.m., and factoring in a 71 percent steam done it feel like 89 degrees outward when a Tigers and Sooners were going by their warmups. It is unseasonably warm, even for South Florida, with some continue stations around a area stating record highs for this date.

So cramping really simply could be a cause in a initial of today’s CFP semifinals.

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