Tajh Boyd, Sammy Watkins set marks in No. 18 Clemson’s rout

October 25, 2012

Clemson’s Sammy Watkins runs past Wake Forest defenders en route to his first touchdown of the season Thursday night in Winston-Salem.

Tajh Boyd threw for a school-record 428 yards with five touchdown passes, Sammy Watkins added a school-record 202 yards receiving, and Clemson (No. 18 BCS, No. 14 AP) routed Wake Forest 42-13 on Thursday night.  Boyd was 27 of 38 and connected with Watkins for three plays of 50 or more yards, including a 61-yarder for a score.  Watkins finished with eight catches and Boyd added touchdown throws of 9 yards to Brandon Ford, 12 yards each to Sam Cooper and DeAndre Hopkins, and 2 yards to Charone Peake.  The Tigers (7-1, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) scored the first 35 points, including a four-touchdown second quarter, in their fourth consecutive victory and fourth straight in the series with the Demon Deacons (4-4, 2-4).

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