Notre Dame v. Clemson
On Dec. 29 the Notre Dame Fighting Irish played the Clemson Tigers in the Cotton Bowl. The Tigers beat the Fighting Irish 30-3. The passing leaders were #12 Ian Book for the Fighting Irish, going 17/34 for 160 yards and a touchdown, and #16 Trevor Lawrence for the Tigers, going 27/39 for 327 yards and 3 touchdowns. The rushing leaders were #2 Dexter Williams for the Fighting Irish, with 16 touches for 54 yards, and #9 Travis Etienne for the Tigers, with 14 touches for 109 yards and a touchdown. The receiving leaders were #81 Miles Boykin for the Fighting Irish, with 5 catches for 69 yards, and #8 Justyn Ross for the Tigers, with 6 catches for 148 yards and 2 touchdowns. The defensive leaders were #11 Alohi Gilman for the Fighting Irish, with 8 solo and 10 assisted tackles, and #19 Tanner Muse for the Tigers, with 5 solo tackles.