Honor Roll: Hopkins' fireworks, timely defensive plays highlight Tigers' victory

Boyd's running adds dimension to Clemson's offense

Clemson tight end Brandon Ford is tackled by Boston College Eagles linebacker Nick Clancy and Boston College Eagles linebacker Steele Divitto in the second quarter.

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Clemson tight end Brandon Ford is tackled by Boston College Eagles linebacker Nick Clancy and Boston College Eagles linebacker Steele Divitto in the second quarter.

DeAndre Hopkins: The Tigers needed a step-up performance, and 'Nuk' delivered - 11 catches for a school-record 197 yards...Big catch after big catch...At this point, he's in the thick of the Biletnikoff Award conversation.

Tajh Boyd: Another 300-yard passing game, but his dagger-like damage came via the run. He's becoming the quarterback Chad Morris wants him to be.

Andre Ellington: He's a quick-strike flash and a workhorse. Again and again, Ellington delivered - 132 yards rushing and 100 yards on kickoff returns.

DeShawn Williams: With the Tigers' defensive front needing a take-charge performance, Williams showed the way.

Bashaud Breeland: He's playing with a contagious fierceness...eight tackles and he was in the quarterback's face anytime Brent Venables chose...

Tig Willard: He led the Tigers with nine tackles, solidifying Clemson's linebacker play.

Stephone Anthony: He's beginning to show signs of realizing his take-charge potential.

Rashard Hall: Another interception, pushing him even farther up the Tigers' career list.

Garry Peters: With Darius Robinson struggling, Peters stepped in and stepped up. His late-game interception and PBU were one of the game's biggest.

Brandon Ford: He's emerging as a big-time receiver.

Jaron Brown: The Tigers' perennial 'supporting cast' receiver, his big plays made a difference.

Vic Beasley: He continues to take advantage of his opportunities.

Bradley Pinion: Two touchback kickoffs when the Tigers needed them most.

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