(4) Clemson Handles South Carolina State, 52-13
(CLEMSON, S.C.) — Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd didn’t have his greatest game, but it didn’t matter in the teams’ 52-13 win over South Carolina State.
Boyd completed 14 of 23 passes for 169 yards. He didn’t throw a touchdown on Saturday, but he did run one in.
Even though Clemson had 512 total yards on offense, it was their defense that stepped up to give the team the win.
Cornerbacks Martin Jenkins and Darius Robinson each returned an interception for a touchdown, helping the Tigers lead 38-7 by halftime.
Even though the time of possession was nearly even, Clemson allowed South Carolina State to accumulate just 241 yards on offense.
The game got so out of hand, that Boyd didn’t even play in the second half. Junior Cole Stoudt came in to replace Boyd, and proceeded to complete 19 of 20 passes for 143 yards and three touchdowns.
Sophomore running back C.J. Davidson added 63 rushing yards on 13 attempts while senior Roderick McDowell had 43 rushing yards on just eight carries.
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