Honor Roll: 'Relentless' Andre Ellington runs wild; Tig Willard, Stephone Anthony clamp down

Chandler Catanzaro salvages points from opportunity

Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd runs from Auburn defensive end Dee Ford during the first quarter at the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta.

Photo by Ken Ruinard

Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd runs from Auburn defensive end Dee Ford during the first quarter at the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta.

Auburn Honor Roll

Tajh Boyd: He was a difference-make with his arm, legs and decision-making. He's off and running to meet Chad Morris' 700-yard rushing challenge.

Andre Ellington: A big-time, career-best 231-yard rushing performance, highlight by two refuse-to-go-down runs.

Stephone Anthony: Seven tackles, two deflections, and a big-time step-up performance late in the game when the defense needed a game-sealing stop.

Vic Beasley: He provided the exclamation point for Clemson's victory with two final-series stops, including a third-down sack.

DeAndre Hopkins: He set a new single-game Clemson record with 13 receptions, including the game-winner, and finished with 119 yards.

Bashaud Breeland: Tough all night in run defense, he downed a punt on the one yard line with a hot-potato touch, and had a third-down stop early in the second half.

Josh Watson: He chased a play down from the back side, stripped the ball from Auburn running back Tre Mason, setting up a Tig Willard recovery.

Tig Willard: He was in the right place at the right time, held his own against Auburn's big fullback, and made eight tackles, including a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss, and recovered a fumble

Chandler Catanzaro: His perfect 4-for-4 performance allowed the Tigers to survive their own offensive mistakes.

Tyler Shatley: He played like a veteran in his first game at offensive guard.

Rod McDowell: He took advantage of his opportunity by cashing in with an eight-yard touchdown run.

Rashard Hall: His interception of a deep pass by Kiehl Frazier was followed by a quick-strike, 85-yard touchdown drive.

Corey Crawford: He played his position with discipline and contributed three tackles and a one of Clemson's nine tackles for loss.

Jonathan Meeks: He led the Tigers in tackles with nine.

Malliciah Goodman: All three of his stops came in the backfield.

DeShawn Williams: Just one tackle, but it was a big one - a third-and-short stuff for a loss of yardage.

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