No. 7 Clemson overwhelms Citadel

Updated: November 23, 2013

Clemson, SC ( – Tajh Boyd was 21-of-28 passing with 288
yards and five touchdowns, powering the seventh-ranked Clemson Tigers to a
52-6 rout of the Citadel Bulldogs.

Martavis Bryant, Mike Williams, Sammy Watkins, Stanton Seckinger, Daniel
Rodriguez and Roderick McDowell each caught a touchdown pass for Clemson
(10-1), which has won four straight.

Ben Dupree carried the ball 23 times for 69 yards and Darien Robinson had 17
carries for 45 yards for the Bulldogs (5-7), who had a three-game win streak

Boyd started the Tigers’ second drive with three straight passes to Watkins
and found Seckinger for a 24-yard touchdown pass two plays later.

Clemson continued to drive down field with ease as its next possession began
on its own 5-yard line. Boyd took the offense 95 yards in eight plays and hit
Williams for a 30-yard touchdown reception.

Watkins hauled in an 8-yard score to cap the Tigers’ next possession and
Quandon Christian returned a fumble 22 yards for a touchdown to make it 28-0.

Boyd found Bryant for a 19-yard touchdown and flipped a 9-yard score to
Roderick McDowell to put Clemson up, 42-0, heading into the break.

Thomas Warren’s 42-yard field goal got the Bulldogs on the board midway
through the third before Chandler Catanzaro knocked through a 32-yard field
goal on Clemson’s ensuing sequence.

Cole Stoudt took over for Boyd late in the third and hit Daniel Rodriguez for
a 2-yard score on a 4th-and-goal.

Citadel then took 12:16 off the clock on a 21-play, 63-yard drive, but settled
for a Warren 29-yard field goal with 1:54 left.

Game Notes

Stoudt finished the game 3-for-4 with 62 yards and a touchdown … Boyd’s
third of his five touchdown passes became his 100th of his collegiate career
… The Bulldogs are now 0-17 all-time against nationally-ranked FBS teams and
have never beaten an ACC opponent when that team was a member of the
conference … The Bulldogs and Tigers have met 37 times with Clemson holding
the 31-5-1 advantage … The Citadel has lost its last 16 meetings against
Clemson and is winless in 28 games against schools that were playing as a
member of the ACC … Watkins caught seven passes for 58 yards and Martavis
Bryant caught four passes for 84 yards for Clemson.