Boyd doesn't skip a beat

CLEMSON - For the second time in as many games, Tajh Boyd stepped up to the plate and knocked it out of the park.

Forget home run. How about a grand slam?

Just like he was in the dramatic Chick-fil-A Bowl win over LSU, Boyd was spectacular in Clemson's 38-35 win over Georgia on Saturday night. He completed 18 of 30 passes for 270 yards with three touchdowns and rushed for 42 yards and a score.

Not that he needed convincing, but Chad Morris was impressed.

"I think Tajh Boyd is one of the best in country, period. I think the whole world saw that tonight," Morris said.

That's to be expected of a third-year starting quarterback.

"He's a baller," Morris said. "There's no question about what Tajh Boyd means to this program, to this university and to college football.

"To go against the opponents that he's gone against the last two games, and to control the game in the manner in which he did, it says a lot about him."

Morris also spoke about the play of several other skill position players.

Running Back

"[Zac Brooks] is as good a receiver as he is a running back. To see him involved and get involved like he was, I thought that was huge tonight. He's only going to get better."

"We felt like, coming in, we were going to have to run the football to be effective, to influence the passing game. We were able to do that tonight. I definitely think that was the difference in the game."

"To come out tonight and play like he did, I'm proud of [Roderick McDowell]."

Wide Receiver

"[Sammy Watkins] is faster than he's ever been. He's quicker than he's ever been. He's shed some pounds. He's electric. I think you saw that tonight."

Tight End

"We knew those guys were going to make an impact on us. I thought they worked really good together in some tandem. Patrick Destefano was another guy that came in that was able to help us out in some areas, which was big.

"Real proud of [Darrell Smith] and [Stanton Seckinger] both. Hopefully, we'll get Sam Cooper back real quick. Jordan Leggett will come back then you can look out. Those guys are pretty good." Top Stories