2021 Cheez-It Bowl
32nd Cheez-It Bowl
2021 Cheez-It Bowl.jpg
Clemson players celebrate after the win
1234 Total
Clemson 33140 20
Iowa State 0337 13
DateDecember 29, 2021
Season2021
StadiumCamping World Stadium
LocationOrlando, Florida
MVPMario Goodrich (DB, Clemson)[1]
FavoriteClemson by 1
RefereeChris Coyte (Pac-12)[2]
Attendance39,051
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN
ESPN Radio
AnnouncersESPN: Dave Pasch (play-by-play), Dusty Dvoracek (analyst), and Tom Luginbill (sideline)
ESPN Radio: Marc Kestecher (play-by-play), Ben Hartsock (analyst) & Kris Budden (sideline)
Cheez-It Bowl
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The 2021 Cheez-It Bowl was a college football bowl game played on December 29, 2021, with kickoff at 5:45 p.m. EST and televised on ESPN.[3] It was the 32nd edition of the Cheez-It Bowl, and was one of the 2021–22 bowl games concluding the 2021 FBS football season. Food manufacturing company Kellogg's was the title sponsor of the game, through its Cheez-It brand.

Teams

Consistent with conference tie-ins, the game will be played between teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and the Big 12 Conference.

This will be the first time that Clemson and Iowa State have ever played each other.[4]

Clemson Tigers

Main article: 2021 Clemson Tigers football team

Clemson completed their regular season with a 9–3 overall record, 6–2 in ACC games. The Tigers suffered two losses in their first four games, and did not reach the ACC Championship Game for the first time since the 2014 season. Clemson played three ranked teams during the regular season, losing to Georgia and Pittsburgh while defeating Wake Forest.

Iowa State Cyclones

Main article: 2021 Iowa State Cyclones football team

Iowa State completed their regular season with an overall 7–5 record, 5–4 in Big 12 games. The Cyclones also lost two of their first four games, and later finished the season by losing three of their final five games. Iowa State faced three ranked FBS teams during the regular season, losing to Iowa and Oklahoma while defeating Oklahoma State.

Game summary

2021 Cheez-It Bowl
1 2 34Total
No. 19 Clemson 3 3 14020
Iowa State 0 3 3713

at Camping World StadiumOrlando, Florida

  • Date: Wednesday, December 29, 2021
  • Game time: 5:45 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Partly cloudy • Temperature: 78 °F (26 °C) • Wind: SW 5 mph
  • Game attendance: 39,051
  • Referee: Chris Coyte
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Dave Pasch (play-by-play), Dusty Dvoracek (analyst), and Tom Luginbill (sideline)
  • Box score
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Clemson Iowa State
1 6:52 15 69 8:08 Clemson 23-yard field goal by B.T. Potter 3 0
2 11:25 11 78 5:42 Iowa State 22-yard field goal by Andrew Mevis 3 3
2 4:07 8 41 3:26 Clemson 51-yard field goal by B.T. Potter 6 3
3 4:54 16 79 7:39 Clemson Will Shipley 12-yard touchdown run, B.T. Potter kick good 13 3
3 4:01 Clemson Interception returned 18 yards for touchdown by Mario Goodrich, B.T. Potter kick good 20 3
3 1:23 4 0 1:04 Iowa State 45-yard field goal by Andrew Mevis 20 6
4 9:42 8 63 5:18 Iowa State Charlie Kolar 6-yard touchdown reception from Brock Purdy, Andrew Mevis kick good 20 13
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 20 13

Statistics

Statistics CLEM ISU
First downs 20 14
Plays–yards 73–315 60–270
Rushes–yards 40–128 21–66
Passing yards 187 204
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 21–33–1 23–39–1
Time of possession 32:10 27:50
Team Category Player Statistics
Clemson Passing DJ Uiagalelei 21/32, 187 yards, 1 INT
Rushing Will Shipley 18 carries, 61 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Dacari Collins 6 receptions, 56 yards
Iowa State Passing Brock Purdy 23/39, 204 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing Jirehl Brock 14 rushes, 42 yards
Receiving Jaylin Noel 4 receptions, 54 yards

See also

References

  1. ^ @BowlSeason (December 29, 2021). "The cheesiest #MVP! Congrats to Mario Goodrich on being the @CheezItBowl #MVP!" (Tweet). Retrieved December 29, 2021 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ "2021-22 bowl officiating assignments". footballzebras.com. December 6, 2021. Retrieved December 11, 2021.
  3. ^ "2021 College Football Bowl Schedule". FBSchedules.com. Retrieved June 16, 2021.
  4. ^ "Winsipedia - Clemson vs. Iowa State". Winsipedia.com. Archived from the original on 2013-12-02. Retrieved 2021-12-05.