Honor Roll: Tajh Boyd, DeAndre Hopkins carve up Ball State defense

Stephone Anthony, Darius Robinson nab interceptions; Spencer Benton kicks record 61-yard field goal

Clemson Tigers cornerback Darius Robinson celebrates with Clemson Tigers defensive tackle Josh Watson after intercepting a pass in the second quarter.

Photo by Nathan Gray

Clemson Tigers cornerback Darius Robinson celebrates with Clemson Tigers defensive tackle Josh Watson after intercepting a pass in the second quarter.

Ball State Honor Roll...

Tajh Boyd: What a first half...19 of 23 passing for 229 yards and three touchdowns. He took the rest of the game off.

DeAndre Hopkins: What a first half, part 2...six receptions, 105 yards, and a school record-tying three touchdown catches.

Stephone Anthony: What a first half, part 3...a team-high seven tackles and an interception to set up a touchown. He finished with a team and career-high nine tackles.

Spencer Benton: His 61-yard field goal broke the Clemson record by four yards and set a new ACC record, as well. The Tigers' deep threat is real.

Rod McDowell: Again, he showed a nose for the goal line and the patience and speed to make a big play. He finished as the Tigers' leading rusher with 59 yards on eight carries.

Darius Robinson: His second-quarter interception was a key piece of Clemson's game-deciding scoring avalanche.

D.J. Howard: He turned the corner on a routine swing pass and turned it into a 33-yard gain that set up a touchdown.

DeShawn Williams & Vic Beasley: With Ball State still in the game, they combined for a third-down sack that ended a Cardinals' drive and forced a field goal.

Cole Stoudt: He set career highs for pass completions with 12, passing attempts with 18, and yards with 123.

Charone Peake & Adam Humphries: They both set career-best marks for receptions, and combined for 13 catches and 154 yards.

Travis Blanks: He made eight tackles in his second game as a Tiger.

DeShawn Williams: His performance included a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss.

Bradley Pinion: In his collegiate debut, he had three touchbacks on kickoffs and a 39.0 punting average.

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