Clemson quarterback Will Proctor shakes hands with tackle Barry Richardson
Clemson tight end Durrell Barry
NASHVILLE, Tenn - Andre Woodson threw for three touchdowns and 300 yards as Kentucky beat Clemson 28-to-20 in the Music City Bowl this afternoon.
Kentucky's offensive fireworks weren't completely unexpected, but it was the Wildcats defense, ranked second-to-last nationally, that made the difference. Kentucky held the Tigers to just six points until the final seven minutes and forced three fumbles and an interception.
Clemson's early deficit meant the Tigers had to abandon the running game. James Davis and C-J Spiller combined for just 77 yards.
Will Proctor had one of his better games of the season for Clemson, going 23-of-39 for 272 yards and three touchdowns. But the Tigers kicking game again let them down, missing two field goals and an extra point.
It was the first bowl appearance for Kentucky since 1999 and the Wildcats first post-season win in 22 years. Both teams end the year at 8-and-5.