Found October 05, 2013 on
What there to say? The Clemson Tigers are for real. Tajh Boyd is certainly for real. And Sammy Watkins is for real. As a whole, they just looked bigger, stronger and faster (at least for a while). The Syracuse Orange had some opportunities but refused to get out of their own way long enough to take advantage of those opportunities. And in the end, Clemson rolled to a 49-14 victory in a game that was over long before the final whistle blew.
To their credit, the defense fought back and gave the offense the chance to try and get back in the game. However, turnovers and penalties wouldn't let it happen. Terrel Hunt played a legitimate defense for the first time and he certainly paid for it. The shine is off, but maybe that's a good thing long-term.
We'll have a full post-game recap soon but in the meantime, leave your thoughts, concerns and fears below. And then go watch Otto take out his frustrations on Taye Diggs:
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Size/Athleticism: Watkins is built like a No. 1 receiver and has the speed to go with it. He’s a serious threat after the catch and Clemson frequent gets him the ball on short...
It took just 38 seconds for Tajh Boyd and the explosive Clemson offense to jump on the board inside the Carrier Dome Saturday. The Tigers tamed the Orange 49 – 14 in SU’s inaugural ACC game thanks to Boyd’s masterful performance. They didn’t hesitate to score quickly and efficiently as they turned in three of their touchdown drives in less than a minute. Clemson took a...
Syracuse loses 49-14 to #3 Clemson. Here’s my knee-jerk reaction:
-Tajh Boyd and the Clemson offense is fantastic. The Tigers carved up the Syracuse secondary right from the opening drive. That’s one of the best attacks in the country. If the Tigers beat Florida State they have a very real shot at the national championship game. SU’s defense just doesn’t have the talent to...
Without a doubt, this Clemson Tigers team is the most talented team that has come to the Carrier Dome in a long time—maybe even back to the Auburn team that travelled to the Dome in 2001 that went undefeated just two years later.
Here are some keys for the Orange to keep the game close and maybe have a chance to win it in the end.
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Tajh Boyd kept his Heisman Trophy aspirations intact, throwing for 455 yards and five touchdowns in three quarters of work, and No. 3 Clemson beat Syracuse 49-14 on Saturday to spoil the Orange's Atlantic Coast Conference debut.
Boyd, who matched his school record in TD passes, hit Adam Humphries with scoring passes of 60 and 42 yards in the first quarter to help stake the Tigers...
Syracuse defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough smiled a nervous smile. Just the thought of preparing to face Tajh Boyd can have that effect.
At least Bullough has had a bye week to help prepare for Clemson's star quarterback and the No. 3 Tigers (4-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who visit the Carrier Dome on Saturday.
''He challenges everybody,'' Bullough...
Here are your NCAA College Football Week 6 Beastmode Performers.
QuarterbackTajh Boyd, Clemson: 20 of 27 for 455 yards, 5 TDs and 2 Ints at Syracuse.
Running BackAndre Williams, Boston College: 30 carries for 263 yards, 5 TDs vs Army.
Wide ReceiverJeremy Johnson, SMU: 18 Receptions for 217 yards, 3 TDs vs Rutgers.
ConsiderationsFor the second week in a row, QB Jameis Winston, Florida...
It started so simply for Clemson.
A quick pass left for 6 yards to Sammy Watkins on the first play from scrimmage, then a quick pass right to Adam Humphries for another 16 yards. The pressing Syracuse defense on its heels after just two plays, Tajh Boyd then dropped back, watched Humphries break open, and hit him for a 60-yard touchdown.
Three plays, 34 seconds. 7-0.
Clemson is giving Syracuse a rough welcome to the ACC this afternoon, as the Tigers have taken a 35-7 lead into halftime at the Carrier Dome. The thing is – it could have been worse. Clemson elected to go for it on fourth-and-goal just before the half ended, but Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd was sacked by defensive tackle Jay Bromley before the play could really develop.
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Coming off a productive bye week, Cameron Lynch is ready to get the show on the road against Clemson. The junior linebacker talks about Clemson's high-powered offense, quarterback Tajh Boyd and more inside.
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Quarterbacks Tajh Boyd of Clemson and Jameis Winston of Florida State head up the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Player of the Week honorees for Week 6 after leading their teams to conference victories with eye-opening performances on Saturday.
Boyd was named the ACC Offensive Back of the Week after throwing for a school-record 455 yards and five touchdowns...
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney knows what'll happen should the third-ranked Tigers start thinking about their showdown with Florida State instead of Boston College on Saturday.
''We'll get beat,'' he said flatly.
Goodbye, undefeated season and so long national title hopes.
Swinney this week will remind his Tigers (5-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) to keep...