Saturday, December 20, 2014
Clemson Pair Gets ACC Weekly Honors
GREENSBORO, N.C. (ACC) -- Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd and offensive lineman Brandon Thomas headline a list of nine players named as the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week, announced by the conference on Monday. Boyd tied the ACC record for touchdown responsibility with six, all in the first half, and Thomas helped the offense accumulate 718 yards for the 10th best offensive performance in conference history in the Tigers' 56-20 win over Duke.
OFFENSIVE BACK - Tajh Boyd, Clemson, R-Junior, QB, 6-1, 225, Hampton, Va.
Boyd completed 16-of-23 passes for 344 yards and five touchdowns in the Tigers' 56-20 win over Duke. He guided the Clemson offense to 718 yards of total offense, the second most in school history and the most by an ACC team this year. Boyd threw all five of his touchdown passes in the first half and also scored on a 21-yard run, giving him six TDR, the most by an ACC player in a game this year. He finished with 416 yards of total offense and a passing efficiency rating of 240, the third best in school history given a minimum of 20 attempts.
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN - Brandon Thomas, Clemson, R-Junior, OL, 6-3, 305, Spartanburg, S.C.
Thomas graded 95 percent for his 62 snaps in the win over Duke and had five knockdown blocks in helping the Tigers score 56 points, the most in the program's history in Wallace Wade Stadium. The 95 percent grade was the highest of his career and the highest for a Clemson starting offensive lineman in a game this year. His blocking was a big reason Clemson rushed for 334 yards and a 6.5yards per carry average on 52 attempts. Clemson finished the game with 718 yards of total offense, second most in Clemson history, 10th most in ACC history and the most by an ACC team this year.
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