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Clemson comes from behind to beat LSU with last-second field goal

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ATLANTA, GA (WIS/AP) -- The Clemson Tigers kicked a 27-yard field goal  with :02 left in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl to cap a rally and beat LSU 25-24.

Starting their final drive with 1:39 to play and down 24-22, Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd engineered a drive that moved the Tigers downfield to set up the game-winning field goal. 

Boyd completed a pass for 26 yards to DeAndre Hopkins on a fourth & 16 play during the decisive 10-play drive.

Chandler Catanzaro's kick set off a wild celebration on the field and in the stands. Some players collapsed on the field in apparent disbelief while most of Clemson's orange jerseys met in a midfield circle.

Hopkins, who had 13 catches for 191 yards and two touchdowns, also had receptions for 7 and 13 yards in the final drive. LSU safety Greg Reid was flagged for pass interference while defending Hopkins.

Clemson lost wide receiver Sammy Watkins for the game, when he was injured on the Tigers' first possession.  He suffered a sprained ankle and did not return.  

The win wraps up a 11-2 season for the 14th-ranked Clemson Tigers.  who posted a 7-1 record in the ACC.

"They're at the doorway of greatness," said an emotional Clemson coach Dabo Swinney after the game.

8th-ranked LSU ends the season at 10-2 overall and 6-2 in the SEC.

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