Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 1/5/12
Say this for Clemson: When the Tigers go to the Orange Bowl, they put on an unforgettable show. National champions, 30 years ago. Simply embarrassed, this time around. Clemson allowed 35 points in the second quarter alone, on the way to allowing the most points given up in any bowl game ever played - a 70-33 loss to West Virginia in the Orange Bowl on Wednesday night. It was the second-most points allowed by any Clemson team ever, topped only by the 74 posted by Alabama on Nov. 14, 1931. So it wasn't the worst game Clemson ever played. It only looked that way. Geno Smith threw for 401 yards and had six touchdown passes for the Mountaineers (10-3), four of them to Tavon Austin - all those stats being Orange Bowl records. And to think: Clemson actually led 17-14 after the first quarter, before giving up 49 of the game's next 52 points. Hard as it might be to believe in a game that was so lopsided, but everything seemed to change on one play in the second quarter. With Clemson d...
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