Stoudt fuels Clemson rout of Sooners
ORLANDO, Fla. — Cole Stoudt threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, and 18th-ranked Clemson routed Oklahoma 40-6 in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Monday.
The Tigers (10-3) reached double-digit victories for the fourth consecutive season.
Stoudt was 26 for 36 for a season-high 319 yards. He was sacked four times, but Clemson never turned the ball over. Meanwhile, the Tigers, who came in ranked No. 1 in the nation in total defense, held the Sooners’ offense to just 275 yards.
Oklahoma (8-5) had five turnovers, including three interceptions by Trevor Knight.
The Sooners entered the game averaging nearly 40 points but didn’t score until late in the fourth quarter.
ARKANSAS 31, TEXAS 7: At Houston, Brandon Allen threw for 160 yards and two scores as Arkansas rolled to an easy win over Texas in the Texas Bowl, the Razorbacks’ first bowl appearance since 2011.
It was the first game between these former Southwest Conference rivals since 2008 and ends a two-game skid in the series for Arkansas.
Arkansas (7-6) built a 24-7 lead by halftime and Jonathan Williams, who finished with 105 yards rushing, added a 1-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter to make it 31-7.
Texas (6-7) was smothered by Arkansas’ defense almost all night and finished with a season-low 59 total yards. It is the second straight lopsided bowl loss for the Longhorns, who lost 30-7 to Oregon in the Alamo Bowl last season.
Tyrone Swoopes, who was hurried and harassed all night, finished 13 of 25 for 57 yards with an interception for Texas.
TEXAS A&M 45, WEST VIRGINIA 37: At Memphis, Tenn., Kyle Allen threw four touchdown passes and ran for a fifth score Monday, and Texas A&M erased an early 10-point deficit to defeat West Virginia in the Liberty Bowl
Allen went 22 of 35 for 294 yards, and Malcome Kennedy caught two of the scores. Allen’s 14-yard rushing TD in the final minute of the first half put Texas A&M (8-5) ahead for good.
Tra Carson rushed for a career-high 133 yards on 25 carries, and Trey Williams scored two touchdowns.
West Virginia’s Skyler Howard went 20 of 45 for 346 yards and three touchdowns while making his second career start in place of Clint Trickett, who announced Friday he was giving up football because of multiple concussions.
Kevin White had seven catches for 129 yards and a touchdown for West Virginia (7-6).