Tajh Boyd took half the day off, and when he played, he wasn't at his peak. He even saw his streak of 17 consecutive games with a touchdown pass come to an end.
Nevertheless, Clemson's senior quarterback remains atop ESPN's weekly Heisman Watch list.
ESPN blogger Andrea Adelson notes that:
"Boyd remained in first place, due in large part to his performance in a win over Georgia in Week 1. So far on the season, Boyd has thrown for 439 yards with three touchdowns, and also has run for three scores as well. Perhaps just as important, he has not thrown an interception.
"This actually marks the first time in his career that Boyd has not thrown a pick in the first two games of the season."
Boyd got seven of 16 first-place votes from ESPN's panel, and had seven more votes for second, third and fourth. He had 57 total points.
Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was second with 53 points and had two first-place votes, and Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota had five first-place votes and 44 points.
Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel was fourth, followed by Georgia running back Todd Gurley, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas, Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller, and Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins.