The Clemson Tigers football team has started right where they left off last year, by earning a second straight win against a top 10 opponent from the Southeastern Conference. Last year, the Tigers ended the season by being victorious over LSU in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Now, in their first game of the season, they have taken down the No.5 Georgia Bulldogs – also of the SEC – 38-35.
Clemson’s quarterback Tajh Boyd threw for three touchdowns and rushed for two more to help his team top the Bulldogs Saturday night.
In the only top ten matchup of the weekend, Boyd threw strike passes of 77 yards to Sammy Watkins, 24 yards to Zac Brooks and 9 yards to Stanton Seckinger. Boyd also ran for 4 and 2 yards TDs.
The Tigers never surrendered the lead again after going up 31-28, on Chandler Catanzaro’s 24-yard field goal in the third quarter.
Boyd, who will surge to the top of the Heisman watch after this win, expressed that he has high expectations for his team.
“I think it was a good win,” Boyd said. “Nothing that we didn’t expect as a program, but it turned a lot of heads in college football.”
Clemson’s defense, which had a slow start, also helped in the win by sacking Aaron Murray four times.