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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) -- For the second time in three years, Clemson fell apart at the Orange Bowl. Only this time, the Tigers found a way to recover.

And thanks to Tajh Boyd, Sammy Watkins and plenty of others, the end result was Clemson's biggest win in a generation.

Boyd threw for 378 yards and five touchdowns, Watkins had a record-setting night with 16 catches for 227 yards, and No. 12 Clemson rallied to beat No. 7 Ohio State 40-35 for the school's first Orange Bowl win in 32 years.

Boyd's 5-yard pass to Stanton Seckinger with 6:16 remaining put the Tigers ahead to stay on a night when they allowed 20 consecutive points in wasting an early 11-point lead. Watkins caught two scoring passes, plus became Clemson's career receptions leader and set an Orange Bowl record for yardage.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Missouri got the big plays it needed at the end of the Cotton Bowl to beat an old rival.

Henry Josey ran for 92 yards and three touchdowns, the last a 16-yarder with 3:08 left, and Shane Ray returned a fumbled 73 yards for a touchdown after that as the No. 9 Tigers beat No. 13 Oklahoma State 41-31.

The former Big 12 and Big Eight rivals traded scores on six consecutive possessions in the fourth quarter, until Oklahoma State quarterback Clint Chelf was sacked and fumbled with a minute left. Ray picked up the ball and rumbled down the sideline in front of the stunned Cowboys bench to score.

SEC East champion Missouri matched its school record with its 12th victory, giving the SEC its 10th win in the last 11 Cotton Bowls, all against the Big 12. The Tigers were the only Big 12 team to win, six years ago in its other 12-win season.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas will offer its head coaching job to Louisville's Charlie Strong and he is expected to accept, according to a person familiar with the search.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the process was being kept confidential and had not been completed. Texas has been looking to replace Mack Brown, who stepped down in December after 16 seasons with the Longhorns.

Strong is in his fourth year at Louisville and coming off his second straight double-digit victory season. He took over a program coming off three straight non-winning seasons and has gone 37-15.

PRO FOOTBALL

NEW YORK (AP) - Peyton Manning has responded to a lost season the way he reacted to all of his great seasons. By having more great seasons.

Manning was the only unanimous choice for the 2013 Associated Press NFL All-Pro team. It was his seventh time as a first-teamer, tying Hall of Famer Otto Graham for the most by a quarterback.

The Denver star set NFL records this season with 55 touchdown passes and 5,477 yards through the air.

He was chosen on all 50 ballots from media members who regularly cover the NFL.

New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham and Indianapolis outside linebacker Robert Mathis each drew 49 votes. Philadelphia running back LeSean McCoy and Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman had 48.

Minnesota kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson was the only rookie on the squad.

GOLF

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) - Jordan Spieth was among the newcomers who felt right at home at Kapalua.

Coming off a remarkable rookie season, Spieth made a 12-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a 7-under 66 to share the lead after one round of the Tournament of Champions with Chris Kirk, Michael Thompson and Webb Simpson.

Spieth and Thompson have never played in this winners-only event before.

Kirk is playing for the first time since he won the McGladrey Classic at Sea Island. He birdied his last five holes, the last two into wind that required some of his best shots. Thompson also played his best golf late in the round, with four birdies on the final five holes of the Plantation Course.

SPEEDSKATING

KEARNS, Utah (AP) - J.R. Celski is picking up right where Apolo Anton Ohno left off four years ago.

Celski qualified for his second Olympic team with a victory in the 1,500 meters and Jessica Smith made her first despite finishing second in the women's final at the U.S. short track trials.

Celski cruised to an easy win in the second of two 1,500 finals. He also won the first 1,500 final of the night. He came back to beat the same five rivals in the second final with Ohno looking on as a TV commentator.

Smith finished behind winner Emily Scott of Springfield, Mo., in the second women's 1,500, but earned her Olympic berth by virtue of her lead in the overall point standings at the Utah Olympic Oval. Smith clapped her hands and smiled broadly as she crossed the line.

PRO BASKETBALL

DENVER (AP) - The two-game suspension of Nuggets guard Andre Miller has been rescinded by the team, though he will remain away from the club until Monday under a newly issued personal leave.

Miller originally was suspended for conduct detrimental to the team by the Nuggets for verbally confronting coach Brian Shaw in the waning minutes of their 114-102 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night in full view of teammates and fans. It was the eighth consecutive loss for the Nuggets.

Miller reportedly was upset over what became the first ''did not play-coach's decision'' of his 15-year career.

In a brief statement, Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly said that Miller would rejoin the team on Monday. He also said that until then, Miller would be excused from all team activities for personal reasons.

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