GAME BLOG — FINAL: Clemson 25, LSU 24
LSU blows 11-point fourth quarter lead to drop bowl game
By CODY WORSHAM
Tiger Rag Editor
To put it as bluntly as possible, that’s the sentiment burning around Tiger Nation heading into 2013, as the LSU Tigers ended a disappointing 2012 in disappointing fashion, falling 25-24 to Clemson in the final seconds of the Chick-fil-A Bowl.
LSU entered the fourth quarter with an 11-point lead, thanks to 124 rushing yards and two touchdowns from Offensive MVP Jeremy Hill, but the ninth-ranked Tigers (10-3) managed just one total yard of offense in the final stanza.
Clemson, meanwhile, scored 12 unanswered points, led by Tajh Boyd and DeAndre Hopkins, who connected six times for 86 yards and a touchdown in the game’s final 15 minutes.
That touchdown pulled Clemson to within two points, and the 13th-ranked Tigers (10-3) converted a fourth and 16 (Boyd-to-Hopkins, of course) and drove down the field in 1:39 to get a game-winning 32-yard field goal from Chandler Catanzaro.
Stay tuned for the full postgame wrap up coming in the hour, but for now, relive (or don’t, more likely) the game below using our live blog, fueled and powered by Storify.