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BOISE — For 15 minutes, the Clemson Tigers looked right at home in snowy Idaho.

Woodrow Dantzler tied a school record with four touchdown passes, and Clemson coach Tommy Bowden got his first postseason victory as the Tigers beat Louisiana Tech 49-24 in the Humanitarian Bowl.

Clemson (7-5) seized control in the third quarter Monday, scoring 28 points. Dantzler threw for two TDs, and the Tigers' stingy defense made two interceptions to set up two more scores.

"We played Clemson football," Dantzler said. "I don't know what it was in the first half, but we weren't playing our game. In the locker room, we had to band together and refocus."

Snow started falling before dawn and continued into the third period. The Tigers built a 14-10 halftime lead before growing comfortable on Boise State's frozen blue turf.

"The weather and the field conditions hurt us in the first half," receiver Matt Bailey said. "Then we got adjusted to the cold and we took off."