2014 Clemson Tigers Russell Athletic Bowl NCAA Championship Ring
The 2014 Clemson Tigers football team represented Clemson University in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Tigers were led by head coach Dabo Swinney in his sixth full year and seventh overall since taking over midway through 2008 season. They played their home games at Memorial Stadium, also known as "Death Valley." They were members of the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 10–3, 6–2 in ACC play to finish in second place in the Atlantic Division. They were invited to the Russell Athletic Bowl where they defeated Oklahoma.
The 2014 Russell Athletic Bowl was a college football bowl game played on December 29, 2014 at Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando, Florida. This was the 25th Russell Athletic Bowl. It was one of the 2014–15 NCAA football bowl games that conclude the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. It was sponsored by the Russell Athletic uniform company.
The game featured the Clemson Tigers and the Oklahoma Sooners. Clemson was the runner-up in the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Oklahoma placed in a three-way tie for fourth in the Big 12 Conference.
This was the fourth overall meeting between these two teams, with Oklahoma leading the series 2–1 going into the game. The previous time these two teams met was in the 1989 Citrus Bowl, when Clemson won 13–6.