banner

College Football

more stats

 
        === No. 3 Clemson uses late surge to dispatch Boston College ===
 
 Clemson,  SC (SportsNetwork.com)  -  Tajh Boyd  threw for  334  yards and  one
 touchdown  while  rushing for another, as  No. 3 Clemson rebounded from a slow
 start to overcome Boston College, 24-14, at Memorial Stadium.
 
 Boyd completed 30 of his 44 attempts and also rushed for 33 yards, but fumbled
 twice  for the Tigers (6-0, 4-0 ACC), who played an uneven game through nearly
 three quarters in anticipation of next week's clash with Florida State.
 
 Nonetheless,  the  hosts finally assumed  control with  a pair of quick scores
 early  in the  fourth and went on to  record their 14th win in 15 games dating
 back to September of last season.
 
 "It's  good to  know that we can  win a street fight," Clemson head coach Dabo
 Swinney said. "You have to give Boston College credit. They were a tough team,
 but we battled, we played very physically and we were just a little bit deeper
 than they were."
 
 Sammy Watkins recorded a 48-yard TD among his 101 yards on seven catches, with
 Vic Beasley adding a 13-yard fumble return for another score.
 
 Chase   Rettig  finished   13-of-21  for  192  yards,  one  touchdown  and  an
 interception  for the Eagles (3-3, 1-2), who put up a valiant fight and held a
 four-point edge heading into the final period.
 
 "Obviously we are disappointed," Boston College head coach Steve Addazio said.
 "We  fought hard and the guys left it all on the field. We took the No. 3 team
 in the country toe-to-toe, but we just did not finish."
 
 Alex  Amidon  ended up with 121  yards -- including  a 69-yard score -- on six
 receptions,  while Andre  Williams gained  70 yards  on 24  carries and  Myles
 Willis posted a rushing score in defeat.
 
 In  a drive which  bridged the third and fourth quarters, Clemson took a 17-14
 lead with 13:44 remaining when Boyd ran it in from the 6 on 2nd-and-3.
 
 Boston  College started  its next series on  its own 25, but three plays later
 found  disaster.  Rettig dropped back,  but was  sacked and lost the football,
 only  to  see Beasley  pick up  the ball  on the run  and roll  12 yards for a
 touchdown and 24-14 Tigers advantage.
 
 Rettig  was  sacked to end the  Eagles' next series,  and Clemson held BC to a
 three-and-out  on  the following possession.  A rush for  a small gain on 4th-
 and-17  with 2:38 caused  a turnover on downs, and the hosts picked up a first
 down en route to bleeding away the remaining time.
 
 After a scoreless opening quarter, BC took a 7-0 lead after Willis broke loose
 for a 38-yard touchdown run which capped a 93-yard drive.
 
 Four  of  the next  five possessions  featured sloppy  play and turnovers. One
 example  of the misfortune came when Chandler Catanzaro was lined up for a 45-
 yard field goal, but a botched snap killed that opportunity.
 
 Catanzaro  eventually put  Clemson on  the board  with a  35-yard make  on the
 final play of the half.
 
 The Tigers gained equilibrium on their second touch of the third quarter, with
 Boyd  lofting a ball down the right sideline for Watkins, who hit the end zone
 untouched for a 48-yard score and 10-7 edge.
 
 However,  Rettig found  Amidon  on the  next play  from  scrimmage, a  69-yard
 connection and BC went on top 14-10.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Clemson  improved to 12-9-2  all-time vs. BC, and has won five of the last six
 meetings  ...  The Tigers  collected 23 first  downs to 12  for the Eagles and
 outgained their Saturday foes by a 496-286 margin.
 
 
 
 10/12 21:26:28 ET

Other Stories

  • The Logan Zone

    Today at 11:30 am on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Washington at Philadelphia

    Today at 1:00 pm on FOX50

  • NFL: Oakland at New England

    Today at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Denver at Seattle

    Today at 4:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Green Bay at Detroit

    Today at 1:00 pm on 620am

  • NHL: Hurricanes vs. Columbus

    Today at 1:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • NFL: Kansas City at Baltimore

    Today at 4:30 pm on 620am

  • NFL: Panthers vs. Pittsburgh

    Tonight at 8:30 on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUKE 47
TULA 13
Final
ECU 70
UNC 41
Final
TOWSN 31
NCCU 20
 
Final
NCSU 42
PRES 0
 
1:30pm Today
CAR
CLB
 
8:30pm Tonight
CAR
PIT
Final
KAN 2
DET 3
Final
CHC 8
LOS 7
Final
OAK 0
PHI 3
Final
NYY 3
TOR 6
Final
COL 5
ARI 1
Final
BAL 7
BOS 2
Final
PIT 0
MIL 1
Final
TAM 3
CWS 1
Final
MIN 3
CLE 7
Final
ATL 2
NYM 4
Final
HOU 10
SEA 1
Final
MIA 2
WAS 3
Final
STL 8
CIN 4
Final
SDP 3
SFG 2
Final
ANA 8
TEX 5
1:05pm Today
NYY
TOR
 
1:10pm Today
MIA
WAS
 
1:35pm Today
BAL
BOS
 
1:35pm Today
PIT
MIL
 
1:35pm Today
ATL
NYM
 
1:40pm Today
TAM
CWS
 
2:10pm Today
MIN
CLE
 
2:10pm Today
KAN
DET
 
2:10pm Today
HOU
SEA
 
2:20pm Today
CHC
LOS
 
3:35pm Today
ANA
TEX
 
4:05pm Today
OAK
PHI
 
4:10pm Today
COL
ARI
 
4:10pm Today
SDP
SFG
 
8:05pm Tonight
STL
CIN
 
Final
WISC 68
BGU 17
Final
MSU 73
EMICH 14
Final
VT 24
GT 27
Final
PITT 20
IOWA 24
Final
RICE 42
ODU 45
Final
UGA 66
TROY 0
Final
SYR 20
MD 34
Final
DUKE 47
TULA 13
Final
COL 21
HAW 12
Final
AKR 17
MARS 48
Final
WAKE 24
ARMY 21
Final
KU 24
CMICH 10
Final
ALA 42
UF 21
Final
FIU 3
LOU 34
Final
ECU 70
UNC 41
Final
NAVY 24
RUTG 31
Final
SMU 6
TEXAM 58
Final
MICH 10
UTAH 26
Final
BYU 41
UVA 33
Final
WYO 20
FATL 19
Final
MIZZ 27
IND 31
Final
PSU 48
UMASS 7
Final
MINN 24
SJST 7
Final
ILL 42
TXST 35
Final
WASH 45
GASTATE 14
Final
SMISS 21
APPST 20
Final
TOL 34
BST 23
Final
OHIO 36
IDAHO 24
Final
CIN 31
UMO 24
Final
MEM 36
MTST 17
Final
LSU 29
MSST 34
Final
ARK 52
NILL 14
Final
ARKST 21
UTST 14
Final
SALABAMA 6
GASO 28
Final
WVU 33
OKLA 45
Final
VANDY 34
SCAR 48
Final
NEB 41
MIAMI 31
Final
NMST 35
NMU 38
Final
HOU 47
UNLV 14
Final
FSU 23
CLEM 17
Final
ARZ 49
CAL 45
Final
ORST 28
SDST 7
Final
WASU 31
OREG 38
Final
BSU 34
LALAF 9
1:30pm Today
CAR
CLB
 
5:00pm Tonight
WAS
BUF
 
6:30pm Tonight
CLB
STL
 
8:00pm Tonight
EDM
CAL
 
8:00pm Tonight
CAL
EDM
 
1:00pm Today
CLE
BAL
1:00pm Today
STL
DAL
1:00pm Today
DET
GBP
1:00pm Today
NYG
HOU
1:00pm Today
JAC
IND
1:00pm Today
NOS
MIN
1:00pm Today
NEP
OAK
1:00pm Today
BUF
SDC
1:00pm Today
CIN
TEN
1:00pm Today
PHI
WAS
4:05pm Today
ARI
SFX
4:25pm Today
SEA
DEN
4:25pm Today
MIA
KAN
8:30pm Tonight
CAR
PIT
Final
TOWSN 31
NCCU 20
 
Final
NCSU 42
PRES 0