Noteworthy: Tajh Boyd becomes Tigers' all-time passing yardage leader

Clemson extends ACC winning streak to 11, Dabo Swinney now 18-2 at home vs. league opponents

Clemson's Sammy Watkins scores a touchdown during the third quarter against Boston College at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C. Clemson won 24-14, improving to 6-0.

Photo by Ken Ruinard

Clemson's Sammy Watkins scores a touchdown during the third quarter against Boston College at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C. Clemson won 24-14, improving to 6-0.

Team Notes

* Clemson has now won three straight against Boston College and five of the last six against the Eagles.

* The Tigers have now won 11 straight ACC games. That is the longest such streak since Clemson won 20 straight against ACC foes from 1981-84.

* Clemson’s defense held the nation’s leading rusher in Andre Williams to just 70 yards rushing and a 2.9 average on yards per carry. He entered the game averaging 153.6 rushing yards per game and 5.8 yards per carry. He was held to two yards or less on more than half of his carries.

* Clemson has now won 14 straight games by double-digit points over unranked teams.

* Clemson has now held its opponent to 14 points or less in five straight games. That is the longest such streak since the Tigers did it in six straight games from the end of 1989 to the first game of 1990.

* Clemson now has three defensive touchdowns on the season. That is the most since 2006 when the Tigers recorded four defensive touchdowns.

* Head Coach Dabo Swinney is now 18-2 in home ACC games in his five seasons as head coach.

* The Tigers led the nation in sacks per game entering today’s game with a 3.8 mark. The defense recorded five sacks in the game to give them 24 sacks for the season, an average of 4.0 per game.

Player Notes

* Tajh Boyd threw for 334 yards to become the all-time leader in passing yards in Clemson history with 9,836 yards. He also moved in to fourth place in ACC history in career passing yards.

* Boyd now has 14 300-yard passing games in his career. That moves him in to sole possession of second place in ACC history in that category. He also earned his 27 win as a starting quarterback.

* Boyd is now second in total offense in ACC history. He has 10,788 in his career, trailing only Philip Rivers of NC State. He passed former Georgia Tech signal-caller Joe Hamilton for second on the list.

* Sammy Watkins had seven catches for 101 yards and a touchdown. He now has 11 100-yard receiving games in his career, just one shy of the Clemson record of 12. He also moved in to fifth place in Clemson history in career receiving yards with 2,509.

* Adam Humphries recorded a career-high nine catches for 81 yards.

* Vic Beasley became the first defensive player to win the Leather Helmet Award. He had five tackles, including one sack and two tackles for loss and a fumble recovery for a touchdown.

* Freshman Korrin Wiggins recorded the first interception of his career.

* Tony Steward recorded the first sack of his career, which also forced a fumble that led to a Beasley touchdown.

* Robert Smith tied his career-high of nine tackles, which he set last week at Syracuse.

* Roderick McDowell carried the ball 18 times for 91 rushing yards. That is his highest since he posted 132 yards in the season opener against Georgia.

© 2013 OrangeAndWhite.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Discuss
  • Print

Related Topics

Comments » 0

Be the first to post a comment!

Share your thoughts

Comments are the sole responsibility of the person posting them. You agree not to post comments that are off topic, defamatory, obscene, abusive, threatening or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be banned. Click here for our full user agreement.

Comments can be shared on Facebook and Yahoo!. Add both options by connecting your profiles.

Features