Humphries clutch for Clemson

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Adam Humphries has made quite a name for himself since stepping onto the field as a true freshman in 2011.

And he had a career afternoon in Clemson's 49-14 win at Syracuse on Saturday. Humphries caught three passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns. He also returned four punts for 40 yards.

His 158 all-purpose yards was first among all Clemson players.

"He's one of our best players. He's been one of our best players for the last two years," Dabo Swinney said. "He's been one of the most consistent guys we have on this team. He's always ready. With Charone Peake going out, he stepped up and had a couple of huge plays for us, well-executed plays."

The Tigers' route of the Orange began with a couple of first quarter touchdown hookups between Humphries and Tajh Boyd. The first, which was on the third play of the game, was as 60-yard score.

No. 2, which gave Clemson a 21-0 lead, went for 42 yards.

"Tajh delivered some nice balls and Adam was able to finish big for us, so really happy for him to have a game like that," Swinney said.

Boyd feels the same way.

"He's an outstanding player, just one of the most selfless players on this team, great guy, just such a good player," he said. "For [Humphries] to come out here and compete like that, I couldn't be more proud for him."

When Chad Morris sees No. 13 on the field, he knows exactly what he's getting from him.

"He's just a dependable guy," Morris said. "You know where he's going to be at. Tajh can depend on him. He just keeps making plays. That's what we like about him."

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