Saturday, December 29, 2012

2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl Preview

Date: December 31, 2012 7:30 PM ET
Stadium: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia
Payout: $3,967,500 ACC, $2,932,500 SEC
Played: 1968-present
Former Names: Peach Bowl (1968-1997)
Broadcasters: Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham
Sideline Reporter: Jeannine Edwards

LSU: LSU's 11th-ranked defense gave up just 16.9 points per game in 2012. The Tiger defense intercepted 18 passes, returning 3 for touchdowns. Louisiana State is 9-1 in the Georgia Dome, including 5-0 record in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. The Bayou Bengals have won 11 of their last 14 bowl games.

Clemson: Countering the LSU defense will be a Clemson offense that averaged 42.3 points per game, good for sixth-most in the country. Quarterback Taj Boyd threw for 3,550 yards and 34 touchdowns while rushing for 492 yards and 9 touchdowns. Clemson looks to get 11 wins in a season for the first time since the 1981 national championship team went 12-0.

Louisiana State Clemson
Overall Record 10-2 Overall Record 10-2
Conference Record 6-2 Conference Record 7-1
Bowl Record 22-20-1 Bowl Record 16-18
Last Bowl Win 2011 Cotton Last Bowl Win 2009 Music City

All Time Series: 2-0 Louisiana State
Line: Louisiana State by 6

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