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Tajh Boyd and Braxton Miller each scored on impressive touchdown runs in Orange Bowl first quarter (Loop)

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Tajh Boyd runs for a touchdown in the first quarter of the Orange Bowl (USA Today Sports)

As soon as the Ohio State-Clemson matchup was revealed for the Orange Bowl, one of the more intriguing parts of the contest was the two dynamic quarterbacks of each team, Braxton Miller of OSU and Tajh Boyd of Clemson, going head-to-head.

Early on in the contest, the two stars have already made extremely impressive plays with their legs.

Clemson received the opening kickoff, and on the sixth play of the drive, the Tigers dialed up the read option. Boyd surveyed the defense, opted to keep the ball and took off 48 yards almost untouched for a touchdown.

Miller and Ohio State quickly responded. After an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Clemson's Vic Beasley kept the drive alive, the Buckeyes marched down to Clemson's 33. On first and ten, the Buckeyes also ran the read option. Miller kept and sprinted down the left sideline, using a nice hesitation move to shake a defender and cross the goal line for the score.

Defenses are having a hard time. Clemson responded quickly on its ensuing drive on a Boyd 34-yard touchdown pass to Sammy Watkins.

Clemson leads 14-7, but there's still a long way to go in this one.

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