Clemson fans celebrate Orange Bowl win in the Lowcountry

Clemson fans celebrate Orange Bowl win in the Lowcountry

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Tiger fans continued to celebrate Clemson's Orange Bowl win as the team gets one step closer to becoming national champions.

Lowcountry Tigers sported their orange and paw prints on Sullivan's Island Friday after Dabo Swinney and the team beat #4 Oklahoma 37-17 Thursday night.

Now fans look toward the final playoff game in Phoenix, Arizona.

"We are all feeling great," Randy Gandy said. "It's a great Tiger win. We need one more and it'll be ours."

It's been three decades since Clemson played for the championship title, which adds an extra of layer of excitement for a generation of fans.
"That was before I was even born so I don't even know what that feels like," Trey Linton said. "It feels great to be 14-O and go towards the national title. It's a pretty awesome feeling."

For others, the season brings back memories of the last time the Tigers competed for the national title in the 1980s.

"We went to the 1981 Championship game in Miami," Bill Turner, Mount Pleasant resident, said. "This is a good re-do of that all over again."

Turner said they are even thinking about making the trip to Phoenix to see the team play Alabama on Jan. 11.

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