Clemson rips Maryland for 12th home win in row
Tajh Boyd threw for 261 yards and three touchdowns as Clemson trounced Maryland 45-10 on Saturday, the Tigers’ sixth straight win and record 12th in a row at Death Valley. Clemson (9-1, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) kept on track for a second straight double-digit victory season. Yet it’s unlikely the defending ACC champs can supplant Florida State (No. 10 BCS, No. 8 AP) as Atlantic Division winners and get a chance to win a second consecutive title. Boyd watched with several teammates last Thursday night when the Seminoles, who defeated Clemson 49-37 back on Sept. 22, got a last-minute TD to squeak out a 28-22 win at Virginia Tech. The Tigers’ lone hope is for these same Terps (4-6, 2-4) to rise up at home next week and defeat Florida State.