Clemson Individual Notes
*Tajh Boyd broke the Clemson single season records for touchdown passes and
touchdown responsibility tonight when he threw a nine-yard touchdown pass to Dwayne
Allen in the first half. It was Boyd's 28th touchdown pass of the year, breaking
the mark of 27 by Cullen Harper in 2007. It was also his 32nd scoring pass in terms
of touchdown responsibility (TD passes and rushing scores). It broke the record of
31 set by Woody Dantzler in 2001.
*Allen scored his sixth receiving touchdown of the season tonight. It is the second
most for a tight end in Clemson history. He is now just one short of the record of
seven by Bennie Cunningham in 1974.
*Andre Branch had two sacks tonight for 16 years. It gives him 10.5 sacks for the
year, tied for the fourth most in Clemson history for a season. The record is 16
by Keith Adams in 1999, and Da'Quan Bowers had 15.5 last year. Gaines Adams had
12.5 in 2006. Adrian Dingle had 10.5 in 1998.
*Rennie Moore had three tackles for loss this evening for 12 yards. That is a
single game career high for Moore.
*Rashard Hall led Clemson in tackles tonight with 12. It is his season high and
third most by a Clemson defender this year.
*Drew Traylor blocked a punt in the first half, the first blocked kick of any kind
this year and the first of Traylor career. He was with 29 punt return yards on the
play, his first career return yards of any kind.
*Andre Ellington had 164 all-purpose yards tonight, 66 rushing and 93 on kickoff
returns. It was just the second game this year Ellington had returned kickoffs.
*Chandler Catanzaro kicked two field goals tonight and has now made five in a row
dating to his 43-yarder that won the Wake Forest game. He is now 19-24 for the year
and 7-10 on field goals of 40 yards or more. He is now 13-19 on field goals of 40
yards or more in his career and that .683 percentage is the best in Clemson history.
*Sammy Watkins was held to four receptions for 39 yards tonight, but did go over the
70 catch mark for the season. He now has 72 for the season, third in Clemson
history. The record is 88 by Aaron Kelly in 2007 and Rod Gardner had 80 in 1999.
Watkins now has 1073 receiving yards for the season, third in Clemson history, but
he needs just 12 receiving yards in the ACC Championship game to break Rod Gardner's
record of 1084 set in 1999.
*Andre Ellington needs 63 yards in the ACC Championship game to reach 1000 yards for
the year. When he does it will make this just the third team in Clemson history
with a 1000-yard rusher and a 1000-yard receiver.
NOTES: Tigers fall in Columbia
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