Posted January 01, 2013 on AP on Fox
Les Miles took the less-traveled road. Again. Miles' late-game decision to call three straight passing plays for Louisiana State helped leave enough time for Clemson to stage a game-winning drive. Chandler Catanzaro kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired to give No. 14 Clemson a wild 25-24 win over No. 9 LSU in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Monday night. Leading 24-22, LSU got the ball at its 39 with 2:43 remaining and threw three straight passes. Only one was complete in the three-and-out series that took only about 1 minute off the clock. ''We had to throw the football,'' Miles said. ''We were not running the football. They were in a position where they out-numbered us in the run.'' Jeremy Hill had 12 carries for 124 yards with two touchdowns, but he did not have a carry in the fourth quarter. ''They made it tough for us by stacking eight or nine guys in the box,'' said Hill of Clemson's defense. ''When you see that lineup you know it will be tough to get yards.'' LSU's th...
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