James Davis ran for 150 yards and a touchdown, Charlie Whitehurst scrambled for a score and No. 23 Clemson beat Colorado 19-10 in the Champs Sports Bowl on Tuesday, handing the Buffaloes their fourth consecutive loss.
Colorado quarterback Joel Klatt was still dizzy and hurting from a concussion three weeks ago, so James Cox will start in his place in the Champs Sports Bowl against Clemson.
Colorado faces a tough challenge in the Champs Sports Bowl. The Buffs must try to recover from a disastrous end of the season against red-hot Clemson.
Defensive coordinator Mike Hankwitz was named the interim replacement for ousted Colorado coach Gary Barnett on Friday and will lead the team in the Champs Sports Bowl.
Colorado coach Gary Barnett said Sunday he still wants a contract extension and plans on coaching the Buffs in the Champs Sports Bowl later this month.
Colorado has accepted a bid to play No. 23 Clemson in the Champs Sports Bowl on Dec. 27.