Player Notes: Tajh Boyd sets new school mark for touchdown responsibility with 73

DeAndre Hopkins sets new school TD receptions record

Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd carries the ball against Duke.

Photo by Sefton Ipock

Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd carries the ball against Duke.

Player Notes

*Tajh Boyd tied the Clemson single game record for touchdown responsibility in the first half with his five touchdown passes and one rushing touchdown for a total of six.

*Boyd’s 388 yards of total offense is a record for a half in Clemson history. The previous record was 288 by Dantzler in the second half at NC State in 2001. He had a record 517 yards for the game. He finished the game with 416 yards of total offense, 344 passing and a carer high 72 rushing.

*Boyd broke the Clemson career record for touchdown responsibility tonight when he threw a 58 yard scoring pass to Hopkins in the first period. He now has 73 for his career.

*Nuk Hopkins had three touchdown receptions in the first half. It tied a Clemson record for a game and he tied his own record for a quarter. He had three touchdown receptions in the second period against Ball State earlier this year. He did that in just 8:11. Tonight he scored three touchdowns in 7:47.

*Hopkins became Clemson’s career leader and single season leader in touchdown receptions in the first half. He now has 22 TD catches for his career, two more than Aaron Kelly (2005-08) and one more on a season basis than Sammy Watkins had last year.

*Hopkins went over 1000 receiving yards tonight. His 128 receiving yards in the first half and finished the game with 2652.. He moved ahead of Perry Tuttle (2534) in the first half and needs just 30 receiving yards against Maryland in the second half to go ahead of his uncle, Terry Smith, who had 2681. Hopkins needs just 82 receiving yards against Maryland to break Aaron kelly’s record of 2733.

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