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               === Boyd leads Clemson in rout of Wake Forest ===
 
 Clemson,  SC (Sports  Network) -  Tajh  Boyd and  third-ranked Clemson  wasted
 little time revving up its high-powered offense on Saturday.
 
 So much for another so-so start.
 
 Boyd  hit Sammy Watkins for a 64-yard touchdown on the third offensive play of
 the game and the Tigers coasted to a 56-7 win over Wake Forest.
 
 Following  a  sluggish first half last  Thursday against NC State, the Heisman
 hopeful  Boyd led  three first quarter touchdown drives within the first 7 1/2
 minutes of the game.
 
 Clemson  (4-0,  2-0 ACC)  finished  with  415  yards  of offense  against  the
 Wolfpack,  its  poorest showing of  the season, but  totaled 573 yards in this
 one.
 
 "We  played a complete  game for all four quarters. There were no lulls in our
 play," Clemson head coach Dabo Swiney said.
 
 Boyd, who went 27-of-38 for a career-best 428 yards and career high-tying five
 touchdown  passes in  a 42-13 victory at Wake Forest last season, was 17-of-24
 for 311 yards and three touchdowns in 2 1/2 quarters of work.
 
 The senior also carried the ball 17 times for 69 yards and a touchdown for the
 Tigers,  who have won the last five in the series over Wake Forest by combined
 197-61 count.
 
 Boyd  joined NC  State's Philip  Rivers as  the only  two ACC  quarterbacks to
 eclipse 100 career touchdowns.
 
 "I  have pretty much accomplished everything you can in a college career minus
 a  couple  of things - three  things. I just  need to enjoy this last go-round
 while I have it," Boyd said.
 
 Watkins hauled in six receptions for 113 yards in the triumph.
 
 Tanner  Price  completed 14-of-22  passes for  125 yards and  a score for Wake
 Forest (2-3, 0-2), which defeated Army last Saturday.
 
 "They  ran a lot of blitzes on defenses that made it tough for us to run a lot
 of offensive stuff," Price said.
 
 Boyd  lofted a  beautifully thrown deep ball along the right sideline that hit
 Watkins  in  stride for the  first score of the  game. Following a Wake Forest
 three-and-out,  Zac  Brooks scampered in  from 10 yards  out to complete a 10-
 play, 63-yard trek.
 
 After  another Demon Deacons  punt, D.J. Heyward took a swing pass in the left
 flat  and  raced down the sideline  for a 75-yard touchdown for Clemson's 21-0
 cushion midway through the first.
 
 Price  hooked  up with  Sherman Ragland  III for  a 10-yard  score to get Wake
 Forest  on the  board late  in  the first,  but  the Tigers  tallied two  more
 touchdowns in the second quarter to take a huge advantage into the break.
 
 Boyd  ran it in  for a 2-yard score on 4th-and-1 to complete a seven-play, 67-
 yard  drive and  later found Mike Williams  for a 14-yard TD reception with 29
 ticks left in the half to give the Tigers a 35-7 edge into the locker room.
 
 Boyd was 13-of-18 for 286 yards in the first half.
 
 C.J.  Davidson plunged in from a yard out and Cole Stoudt tossed an 18-yard TD
 pass  to Jordan Leggett  to make it 49-7 after three and Davidson again ran it
 in from a yard out in the fourth to cap the scoring.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 
 Boyd  has thrown for  1,119 yards and 10 touchdowns in his career against Wake
 Forest  ...  The Tigers' 61 all-time  wins against the Demon Deacons is second
 only  to  the 65  against South  Carolina ... Boyd  has tossed 166 consecutive
 passes  without being intercepted ... Clemson holds a 61-17-1 edge in the all-
 time series against Wake Forest.
 
 
 09/29 00:43:56 ET

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