Photos: 2014 Orange Bowl

Friday night’s Discover Orange Bowl will go down as one of the most thrilling in its history.

In a back-and-forth game, No. 12 Clemson outlasted No. 7 Ohio State 40-35 for its first BCS victory.

The Tigers redeemed themselves at the same site where two years ago they were embarrassed by West Virginia, 70-33. Quarterback Tajh Boyd scored six touchdowns, while wide receiver Sammy Watkins set a BCS record with 16 receptions for 227 yards.

Below are a few of my favorite photos:

The announced attendance at Sun Life Stadium was 70,080. Fans from both teams brought clever signs.

A Clemson fan pokes fun at Ohio State.

A Clemson fan pokes fun at Ohio State.

Ohio State fans believe in quarterback Braxton Miller and coach Urban Meyer.

Ohio State fans believe in quarterback Braxton Miller and coach Urban Meyer.

Ohio State’s and Clemson’s sidelines emitted vastly different vibes during warm-ups.

Clemson players link arms as Ohio State fans boo them into the locker room before the game.

Clemson players link arms as Ohio State fans boo them into the locker room before the game.

Ohio State cheerleaders practice their stunts before the game.

Ohio State cheerleaders practice their stunts before the game.

A big-time bowl requires flashy duds. Ohio State wore shiny metallic helmets.

A big-time bowl requires flashy duds. Ohio State wore shiny metallic helmets.

Ohio State's Jordan Hall takes a break during pregame warm-ups.

Ohio State’s Jordan Hall takes a break during pregame warm-ups.

What’s it like on the field after a bowl win? Pure chaos.

Players throwing oranges to fans and teammates, cameramen scrambling for position, a strange mix of disappointment and euphoria.

Cameras swarm Clemson coach Dabo Swinney following the Tigers' win.

Cameras swarm Clemson coach Dabo Swinney following the Tigers’ win.

Clemson freshman tight end Jordan Leggett (Navarre, Fla.) celebrates with family.

Clemson freshman tight end Jordan Leggett (Navarre, Fla.) celebrates with family.

A Clemson reporter videotapes Dabo Swinney and Tajh Boyd during the postgame press conference.

A Clemson reporter videotapes Dabo Swinney and Tajh Boyd during the postgame presser.

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