No. 19 Clemson tops Iowa State 20-13 in Cheez-It Bowl

Published: Dec. 29, 2021 at 8:16 PM CST
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ORLANDO, Florida (KCRG) - Two scores in the third quarter powered No. 19 Clemson past Iowa State in the Cheez-It Bowl.

Will Shipley rushed for 12 yards for the first touchdown of the game to put the Tigers up 13-3. Just 53 seconds later, Brock Purdy’s pass was batted twice and picked off by Mario Goodrich and returned for a Clemson touchdown to take a 20-3 lead. The pick was Purdy’s eighth interception of the season.

Purdy connected with Charlie Kolar for the lone Cyclone touchdown in the game to make it 20-13. With 40 seconds left in the game, Purdy rushed for the first down on fourth and two, but fumbled the ball behind the first down marker to turn it over on downs.

Clemson earned the 20-13. Iowa State finishes the season with a 7-6 overall record.

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