Found November 02, 2013 on
Fox Sports Carolinas:
Sammy Watkins is having another All-American season.
After battling injuries and suspensions during his sophomore campaign, the 2011 freshman All-American has returned to the explosive wideout the Clemson offense needed following the departure of top playmakers DeAndre Hopkins and Andre Ellington this past offseason.
Entering Saturday's game against Virginia, Watkins had already logged 58 receptions for 813 yards and five scores, including a school-record 14 catches for 163 yards against Maryland a week prior. He ranked 14th nationally in receiving yards, first in the ACC.
Well, the Cavaliers' defense has done little to nothing to slow Watkins down.
With more than a quarter still to play, Watkins has already run up 169 yards and two touchdowns against Virginia, including a 96-yard sprint that simply added insult to injury by running the score up to 42-7. What does 96 yards through the air look like? Here you go:
Watkins' career-high in receiving yards is 202 last season against Wake Forest.
That might be in danger today.
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Clemson improves to 8-1 (6-1 ACC), easily beating the University of Virginia 2-7 (0-5 ACC) in Charlottesville, VA. Tajh Boyd was masterful tossing 3 TDs and running another one in as his Tigers won 55-10. They are most likely out of both National and ACC championship contention but their QB is trying to play his way back into Heisman contention. Keep an eye on...
It is not too often that a single play is indicative of how a game went, but when it comes to the Clemson Tigers game against the Virginia Cavaliers it is. The Cavaliers did not have a chance in this one and could really score at will; case in point--this 96-yard touchdown from Tajh Boyd to Sammy Watkins.
From Bleacher Report
CLEMSON – D.J. Reader knows all about being a dual threat.
On Saturday the No. 8 ranked Clemson Tigers will take to the road as they lock up against the Virginia Cavaliers.
Clemson (7-1) will be looking for its sixth conference win when it takes on Virginia. (2-6)
Coverage of the game between Clemson and Virginia will air on ESPN beginning at 3:30 pm ET from Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, VA.
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Clemson quarterback-receiver duo of Tajh Boyd and Sammy Watkins has earned Atlantic Coast Conference football weekly honors, and Boston College offensive tackle Ian White and linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis were also among the eight student-athletes cited by the league on Monday.
Boyd was named the ACC Offensive Back of the Week after throwing for 377...