Boxscore
Clemson 36, Boston College 14
Saturday, October 8, 2011 3:00 PM
Location - Clemson Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 78000

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Boston College 0 7 7 0 14
Clemson 17 6 6 7 36

Recap


Eighth-ranked Clemson raced to an early 17-point lead Saturday, then held its breath as quarterback Tajh Boyd was carted off the field in the third quarter of a 36-14 home victory over Boston College.
 
Boyd, who has fueled the Tigers’ rise into the Top 10, left the game with an upper left leg injury. Clemson (6-0, 3-0 ACC) led 23-7 at the time, in a game in which the Eagles (1-5, 0-3 ACC) never challenged.
 
There was no immediate word on the severity of the injury to one of the breakout stars of this season. Boyd has passed for 1,741 yards and 15 touchdowns with just two interceptions in six games.
 
The Tigers led 10-0 after 10 minutes on Boyd’s 3-yard touchdown pass to Jaron Brown and a Chandler Catanzaro 38-yard field goal. Malliciah Goodman sacked Boston College quarterback Chase Rettig, forcing a fumble Tyler Shatley recovered at the Eagles 16.
 
Two plays later, Boyd rushed for a 14-yard touchdown to give the Tigers a 17-point lead. Boyd completed 16-of-26 passes for 282 yards. Andre Ellington rushed for 118 yards on 21 carries, including a 35-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter. Catanzaro kicked five field goals.
 
The Tigers play at Maryland next Saturday and at home against North Carolina on Oct. 22, before a potential showdown of undefeated teams against No. 13 Georgia Tech on Oct. 29 in Atlanta.
 
The road doesn’t get any easier for the Eagles. Boston College is off next week before traveling Oct. 22 to No. 17 Virginia Tech.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:22
Clemson   TD  Clemson 7 - Boston College 0
1st Quarter - 4:59
Clemson   FG  Clemson 10 - Boston College 0
1st Quarter - 4:03
Clemson   TD  Clemson 17 - Boston College 0
2nd Quarter - 6:58
Clemson   FG  Clemson 20 - Boston College 0
2nd Quarter - 1:55
Boston College   TD  Clemson 20 - Boston College 7
2nd Quarter - 0:02
Clemson   FG  Clemson 23 - Boston College 7
3rd Quarter - 11:35
Clemson   FG  Clemson 26 - Boston College 7
3rd Quarter - 5:09
Boston College   TD  Clemson 26 - Boston College 14
3rd Quarter - 0:39
Clemson   FG  Clemson 29 - Boston College 14
4th Quarter - 11:24
Clemson   TD  Clemson 36 - Boston College 14
TEAMS

Team Records

  Boston College Clemson
W/L 1 - 5 - 0 6 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 3 - 0 3 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Boston College Clemson
Score 14 36
First Downs 14 25
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-12
42%
5-for-14
36%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-2
0%
2-for-2
100%
Total Yards 258 500
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 35-126 41-180
Average/Rush 3.6 4.4
Passing
Comp-Att 14-22 22-37
Passing Yards 132 320
Average/Pass Play 5.3 8.2
Penalties-Yards 7-50 2-20
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 32:06 27:54

PLAYER STATS

Boston College (1 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Rettig 13/20 129 1 1
D. Shinskie 1/2 3 0 0
Clemson (6 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Boyd 16/26 283 1 0
C. Stoudt 6/10 37 0 0
A. Ellington 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Finch 19 81 4.3 1
T. Kimble 11 57 5.2 0
C. Rettig 5 -12 -2.4 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Ellington 22 117 5.3 1
T. Boyd 6 37 6.2 1
M. Bellamy 4 24 6.0 0
D. Howard 2 13 6.5 0
R. McDowell 1 5 5.0 0
A. Humphries 1 4 4.0 0
S. Watkins 1 -2 -2.0 0
C. Stoudt 2 -4 -2.0 0
C. Peake 1 -13 -13.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Swigert 7 93 13.3 1
C. Larmond Jr. 3 32 10.7 0
T. Kimble 2 5 2.5 0
D. Elliott 1 3 3.0 0
R. Finch 1 -1 -1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
S. Watkins 7 152 21.7 0
D. Allen 4 49 12.2 0
D. Hopkins 2 47 23.5 0
J. Brown 2 32 16.0 1
B. Ford 2 14 7.0 0
A. Humphries 2 13 6.5 0
J. Craig 1 8 8.0 0
A. Ellington 1 6 6.0 0
R. McDowell 1 -1 -1.0 0
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