Clemson won the toss and elected to receive. Oklahoma went three-and-out on its opening possession and punted.
Clemson took over and struck gold on the first play. Cole Stoudt threw a quick pass to Artavis Scott, who took off 65 yards for a touchdown. That made it 7-0 Clemson with 13:26 to play in the first quarter.
Oklahoma went three-and-out again on its next possession. The Tigers dominated up front; Vic Beasley picked up a sack.
Clemson moved into the Sooner red zone on its next possession, but the drive stalled when Cole Stoudt was sacked on third down. The Tigers settled for a field goal try, and missed the first attempt, but Oklahoma was offside. Lakip connected on the second try, from 35 out to make it 10-0 with 8:21 to play in the quarter. Drive summary: 9-37-3:35
Oklahoma started its next drive on its own 25. The Sooners picked up a couple of first downs, but the drive went south on two plays; the first was an offensive pass interference call, the second, an interception. Korrin Wiggins got the pick for the Tigers.
That put Clemson in good field position, starting on the Sooner 20. But the Tigers ended up settling for a 42 yard field goal try after Stoudt was sacked on third down. Lakip’s kick was blocked by Oklahoma. The Sooners took over on the 37.
Oklahoma’s drive ended with another turnover. This time it was Ben Boulware with the interception. He ran it back 47 yards for a touchdown to make it 17-0 with 3:25 left in the quarter.
Oklahoma picked up one first down on its next possession before they had to punt.
Clemson took over on the 20 after the touchback on the punt. The quarter ended with Clemson at midfield.
1st quarter score: Clemson 17-0.