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

October 25, 2012
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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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