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West Virginia Vs. Clemson Score Update: Mountaineers Running Away With It, 49-20 At Halftime

After entering the second quater trailing the Clemson Tigers 17-14, the West Virginia Mountaineers were able to jump ahead 21-17 after Geno Smith connected with Tavon Austin for a 27-yard touchdown pass that saw Austin use some nifty work on the sideline to stay in bounds.

On Clemson's next drive, it looked as if they were going to match West Virginia's touchdown with one of their own, having first and goal on the 3-yard line, but thanks to an Andre Ellington fumble on the one yard line, Darwin Cook was able to pick the football up and take it back for the 99-yard touchdown.

The Clemson Tigers offense faltered thereafter, with the Mountaineers defense forcing some turnovers and the offense scoring on drive after drive, scoring five total touchdowns in the second quarter and taking a 49-20 lead into halftime. The game is on pace to shatter Orange Bowl records as there has been a combined 670 yards of total offense in the first half.

We'll have coverage of the Orange Bowl up to and through the big game in this StoryStream. For more on the two teams, check out Tigers blog Shakin' The Southland and Mountaineers blog The Smoking Musket.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.