The seventh-ranked Tigers struggled to get the football in the end zone, and they struggled to make field goals. Tennessee on the other hand did not.

The sixth-ranked Volunteers got three touchdown passes from quarterback Joe Milton and a 2-yard scoring run from Jabari Small in a 31-14 victory in the 89th Orange Bowl Classic.

 Eleven times Clemson journey into Tennessee territory and had just 14 points to show for it.Nine of those 11 possessions reached the Tennessee 32 or further

Clemson ran 36 plays on the Volunteers’ side of the field in the first half but had just three points to take into the locker room. The Tigers ran up 273 total yards and punted just once.

However, kicker B.T. Potter missed kicks of 55, 49 and 42 yards, and failed to pick up a first down on a fake field goal attempt on their opening drive.

After Clemson’s fake field goal attempt went bad, the Volunteers (11-2) drove the football 75 yards in 11 plays. Milton capped off the drive with a 16-yard touchdown pass to Kwauze McCoy with .

Again, following another missed field goal by Potter, Tennessee extended its lead to 14-0 with 9:03 to play in the first half when Small rumbled in from two yards out. The key play of the drive

The Tigers (11-3) again failed to finish a drive. This time Shipley was stopped a half yard shy of the first down on fourth-and-two from the Vols’ 31.

It did not take Tennessee long to capitalize, as Wright rushed up the middle for a 42-yard run, and Milton found Squirrel White across the middle for a 14-yard touchdown pass and a 21-6 lead with

The Tigers rallied on their ensuing possession with a 12-play, 71-yard drive that finally ended with them landing in the end zone. Cade Klubnik capped the drive with a four-yard run