Gamecocks next on Tajh Boyd's 'to do' list

'We've not defeated them in three years. It's one of those deals where it has to happen'

Tajh Boyd greets fans at Tiger Walk before the NC State football game

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Tajh Boyd greets fans at Tiger Walk before the NC State football game

Quarterback Tajh Boyd

On the next item on his to-do list:

“Beat South Carolina. We've not defeated them in three years. It's one of those deals where it has to happen. We just want to be the best team possible. Right now, the best situation we can be in is to be 11-1. We would love to be undefeated right now, but it just did work out that way. You just have to be ready to compete.”

Were you talking to the team after receiving the big hit late in the game?

“I was not really talking to them. I was just catching my breath a little bit. He caught me underneath the shoulder pads. Anytime you can go and enjoy your time with your teammates and celebrate a victory with those guys, it’s an awesome feeling. You do not get that many chances to do it, that many opportunities. So, we have to take advantage of every opportunity we get. I’m very proud of the way those guys came out and preformed.

On defensive end Vic Beasley:

"It's kind of hard to block the guy. He just came out and had three sacks tonight, no big deal. Overall I was very proud of the way those guys performed and competed throughout the whole game.”

Tight End Brandon Ford

On the high scoring game:

“We had them on the ropes at times, and then we would let them get away again. It is our job to score every time we get the ball offensively. It is just a mindset thing for us. Our defense probably did not play their best game, but they came up big at the end. That is what a team is for: offense, defense and special teams. And next week, we just have to be better at what we do and if we do that, I believe we will have a great game next week.”

Did he run out of gas there at the end of the long catch?

“At first, I did not think anyone was chasing me because every time I looked, it looked like I was pulling away. When I slowed down about the 20-yard line, I saw one guy. I was thinking, ‘Oh no, I am going to have to dive for it because he had a good angle.’ I was determined to score because I got this far. I was not going to let them call me out. I just made sure I got in”

Defensive end Vic Beasley

On his career-high three sacks:

“When it is a pass down, I just look at the type of stance gives me a better chance of being able to get off the ball. So when I look at the tackle, I look at the type of stance and go from there.”

On the South Carolina game next week:

“The Clemson-South Carolina game is always a big rivalry. We are going to go out there and showcase our team to the best of our ability. South Carolina is a good team. They have a good quarterback, they have a good offense, but I believe our defense is up to the challenge.”

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Comments » 4

TigerNE writes:

It will take much more than another stellar offensive performance to beat SC. The good news is that Shaw is no where close to performing under pressure like Glennon was. The bad news is that our defense and special teams allowed Palmer and Thornton to run all over us, and have better days than versus the Citadel or Wake Forest from this season. That's just for starters...

tiger103 writes:

I think the Defense learn what not to do at
the right time.

tigerdh writes:

in response to TigerNE:

It will take much more than another stellar offensive performance to beat SC. The good news is that Shaw is no where close to performing under pressure like Glennon was. The bad news is that our defense and special teams allowed Palmer and Thornton to run all over us, and have better days than versus the Citadel or Wake Forest from this season. That's just for starters...

SC will be a totally different team than ncs, our prep will be different and offense and defense will be ready. ST will be greatley improved. We will all be ready to play. Go Tigers!!!

TrevorT writes:

in response to TigerNE:

It will take much more than another stellar offensive performance to beat SC. The good news is that Shaw is no where close to performing under pressure like Glennon was. The bad news is that our defense and special teams allowed Palmer and Thornton to run all over us, and have better days than versus the Citadel or Wake Forest from this season. That's just for starters...

Sorry, but I couldn't disagree more. A stellar offensive performance would blow the gamecocks off the field, or anyone else for that matter. However, our D needs to be able to hold it in the road when things aren't stellar on offense. That was our problem in the FSU game. But I feel good that everyone will step up and do their job on Saturday. Heat up the skillet, time to fry some chicken. GO TIGERS!

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