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Clemson Tigers 37 - Oklahoma Sooners 17 | Orange Bowl Notes - Mayfield Sets Record/Shepard Ties Father

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Oklahoma Game Notes

• The Sooners made their 19th Orange Bowl appearance, more than any other school (Nebraska is next with 17).

• Oklahoma finished the season with a record of 11-2, marking their 13th season of at least 10 wins under 17th-year head coach Bob Stoops. Under Stoops, Oklahoma is the only FBS program to rack up 13 seasons of double-digit victories since 2000.

• The game marked OU's 17th consecutive bowl bid, all under Stoops. It is the longest streak in school history (previous record was eight under Barry Switzer).

• The Orange Bowl marked Oklahoma's 49th bowl appearance. OU's all-time record in bowl games dropped to 28-20-1.

• Oklahoma scored a touchdown on its opening possession for the sixth time this season and the first time since doing so at Baylor (11/14).

• Tight end Mark Andrews caught his seventh touchdown reception of the season on an 11-yard pass from Baker Mayfield late in the second quarter to give OU a 17-16 lead. The score set a new OU record for touchdown receptions by a freshman. Andrews finished with two catches for 32 yards.

• With 311 passing yards, Baker Mayfield set an Oklahoma record for passing yards in the Orange Bowl, passing Jason White, who threw for 244 in the 2005 Orange Bowl against USC. It also marked the sixth time this season Mayfield topped the 300-yard mark.

• Mayfield's touchdown pass to Andrews gave him 36 for the season, tying him for fourth most in a single season in OU history with Sam Bradford (2007).

• Samaje Perine's 1-yard touchdown run on the Sooners' opening drive was his 16th rushing score of the season and the 37th of his career. He is now tied for the eighth most career rushing TDs in Sooner history with Greg Pruitt. The score also gave Perine at least one rushing TD in each of the Sooners' last seven games, the longest streak by an Oklahoma player since DeMarco Murray had a 9-game streak spanning the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

• Dede Westbrook's 42-yard reception late in the second quarter tied a career long.

Sterling Shepard hauled in seven receptions for 87 yards, tying the Oklahoma Orange Bowl record for receiving yards held by Eddie Hinton (1968) and his late father Derrick Shepard (1985).

• Shepard finished the year with 86 total receptions, the third most by a Sooner in a single season, trailing only Ryan Broyles, who totaled 131 in 2010 and 89 in 2009.

Dominique Alexander led the Sooners in tackles with 12.

Eric Striker recorded a team-high three tackles for loss and finished with six total tackles.

Zack Sanchez grabbed his seventh interception of the year. He is tied for the fifth most ever by a Sooner in a single season and now has 15 INTs in his career, tying him for fourth most in program history.

• DJ Ward set a career high with four total tackles.

• Austin  Seibert's 22-yard field goal late in the second quarter was his 18th make of the season. He finished 18 for 23 on the year.

Clemson Game Notes

  • Clemson is just the eighth FBS team to win 14 games in a season, the second ACC team to do it (2013, Florida State).

  • The Tigers also extended their school record for wins in a season to 14.

  • Clemson has now won 17 games in a row and 23 of the last 24, both bests in Clemson history.

  • This was Clemson's seventh win away from home, tying a school record.

  • Clemson won its eighth game over a team with a winning record, its fifth against a team with at least 10 wins this year, most in the nation, most in school history.

  • The Tigers won for the fourth time against a team ranked in the top 25 entering the game. That ties the school season record that was also accomplished in 2011 when Clemson had four top-25 wins.

  • Clemson has a 3-2 record against Oklahoma and is now the only school in the FBS with a winning record against Oklahoma, Ohio State and Notre Dame.

  • Clemson is 3-0 in bowl games against Oklahoma.

  • Clemson has defeated rival South Carolina, won the ACC Championship and won a bowl game in the same year for the first time since 1988.

  • The Tigers won their 20th bowl game in history. Fourteen of the wins have been against teams ranked in the top 25 entering the game.

  • Clemson won a bowl game for the fourth straight year, the longest streak for the  program since winning five in a row from 1986-90.

  • Clemson seniors are now 46-7.

  • Clemson is now 13-4 in the last five years against the top 20 winningest programs in FBS history. That includes wins over No. 1 Notre Dame, No. 5 Oklahoma, No. 11 Florida State and No. 15 Miami this year.

  • Clemson has won a bowl game against a team ranked in the top 25 of at least one poll  each of the last four years, the only FBS team to do that.

  • Clemson has now won a bowl game against a coach who already had a National Championship on his résumé each of the last four years (Les Miles, Urban Meyer and Bob Stoops twice).

  • Clemson defeated the same team in a bowl game in consecutive years for the first time.

  • Clemson has won two games in the same stadium outside of Clemson, S.C., for the second time in history. The Tigers also did it in 2012 at the Georgia Dome.

  • Clemson amassed over 500 yards of total offense for the 10th straight game, a school record. The program is now 95-0-1 when posting at least 500 yards of total offense.

  • The Tigers rushed and passed for at least 200 yards Thursday. The program is now 75-0-1 when achieving at least 200 yards in both categories in the same game.

  • Clemson led the nation in tackles for loss in 2013 and 2014, and the Tigers came away with nine stops behind the line of scrimmage Thursday to push the season total to 117.

  • Dabo Swinney is now 9-4 against top-10 teams in his Clemson coaching career.

  • Swinney earned his ninth win in last five years over a coach ranked among the top 10 winningest active coaches.

  • Deshaun Watson improved to 18-1 as Clemson's starting quarterback.

  • Watson became Clemson's single-season leader for total offense (4,731) after accumulating 332 yards Thursday. He passed Tajh Boyd, who had 4,410 yards in 2012.

  • Watson recorded his fifth 100-yard rushing game this season, all in the last six contests.

  • Watson went over the 1,000-yard rushing mark, becoming only the third quarterback in FBS history with at least 3,500 passing yards and 1,000 rushing in the same season.

  • Watson had at least one passing touchdown and one rushing touchdown in the same game for the ninth time this season, a Clemson record.

  • Watson's 145 rushing yards set a Clemson bowl record. Tajh Boyd held the record with 127 versus Ohio State in the 2013 Orange Bowl.

  • Wayne Gallman became Clemson's single-season rushing leader (1,482) after compiling a game-high 150 yards on the ground Thursday.

  • Gallman and Watson have now both gone over 100 on the ground in the same game for the fourth time in Clemson's last six contests. It was the first time in Clemson history the Tigers had two 100-yard rushers in a bowl game.

  • Greg Huegel broke Chandler Catanzaro's single-season record for kick scoring. With three field goals and four extra points Thursday, the freshman walk-on now has 128 points. The 128 points tie the overall record for single-season scoring set by C.J. Spiller in 2009.

  • Huegel's three field goals gave him 25 for the season, breaking Jad Dean's single-season record of 24 set in 2004.

  • Christian Wilkins became the first Clemson defensive lineman with a reception on a 31-yard fake punt in the second quarter. It was Andy Teasdall's second career completion.

  • B.J. Goodson and Ben Boulware both secured their second interceptions of the season.

  • Kevin Dodd posted 3.5 tackles for loss Thursday, giving the redshirt junior a total of 19 for the season.

  • Shaq Lawson played only a few snaps before suffering an injury, but he had a sack. It gave him 10.5 for the season, tied for the sixth-best single-season total in Clemson history.