Honor Roll: Boyd, Hopkins, Watkins run wild, with much supporting cast help

Offensive line gives Boyd time to execute, and Tigers finish plays in runaway

Clemson running back D.J. Howard dives into the endzone for a touchdown against Duke.

Photo by Sefton Ipock

Clemson running back D.J. Howard dives into the endzone for a touchdown against Duke.

Tajh Boyd: Pin-point passing staked the Tigers to an insurmountable first-half lead. He was responsible for six of Clemson's eight touchdowns - five TD passes and a touchdown run.

DeAndre Hopkins: Three TD receptions in the first quarter - he abused Duke's talented secondary from start to finish.

Sammy Watkins: When the Tigers needed a dagger to put an end to a back-and-forth scorefest, Watkins delivered.

D.J. Howard & Rod McDowell: After Andre Ellington went down with a hamstring injury on the first play of the game, the Tigers' backups delivered in a big way...behind an offensive line that controlled the line of scrimmage and opened holes...Bottom line: 339 yards rushing.

Jaron Brown: His catch on an early third-and-eight set the tone for Clemson's offense.

Josh Watson: He continues to show a knack for getting his hands on the football, and did his part in a pass rush that challenged Duke's experienced and capable front five.

Grady Jarrett: He's quick and relentless.

Spencer Shuey: He's consistent in helping the Tigers control the line of scrimmage.

Sam Cooper: He's emerging as a capable playmaker.

Martavis Bryant: Once again, he showed premier ability.

Charone Peake: He made a big-time play on a TD throw from Cole Stoudt.

Zac Brooks: He showed his potential as a big-time, playmaking running back.

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