No matter what North Carolinas Giovani Bernard does Saturday vs. Maryland, Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd is the ACCs Player of the Year.
Boyd moved into the lead with some amazingly productive performances earlier in the month and sealed the deal last Saturday, accounting for an ACC-record eight touchdowns in the Tigers 62-48 victory over North Carolina State. The previous mark was six by several players, including Boyd.
In fact, the junior signal caller tied that mark two weeks earlier in a 56-20 rout at Duke. It was part of a string of performances rivaled by few players in ACC history culminating with Saturdays watershed afternoon.
Boyd has passed for nearly 1,500 yards in No. 12 Clemsons last four contests. In that span, hes also tossed 18 touchdown passes and run for four, giving him an edge over Bernard.
A redshirt sophomore, who ran for 1,253 yards last season, Bernard has certainly been outstanding. In particular, his 262-yard rushing performance against Virginia Tech...