Boxscore
Clemson 45, Boston College 31
Saturday, September 29, 2012 3:30 PM
Location - Alumni Stadium
Attendance - 40138

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Clemson 10 14 14 7 45
Boston College 7 14 7 3 31

Recap


No. 16 Clemson 45, Boston College 31:
Tajh Boyd threw for 367 yards and accounted for four touchdowns and DeAndre Hopkins caught 11 passes for a school-record 197 yards as the visiting Tigers rebounded from last week's loss to Florida State.

Chase Rettig passed for 341 yards and three touchdowns for Boston College (1-3, 0-2 ACC). Alex Amidon hauled in two of the scores and finished with 193 yards on eight receptions.

Clemson (4-1, 1-1) grabbed a 24-21 halftime edge after two see-saw quarters when Boyd hit Brandon Ford on a tight 4-yard pass just inside sideline with 23 seconds left in the half. Touchdown runs by Roderick McDowell and Andre Ellington pushed the margin to 38-21 with 3:07 remaining in the third.

After spotting the Eagles a 7-0 lead, the Tigers reeled off 17 unanswered points as Boyd ran for a 6-yard score and threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Sam Cooper. Boyd's 35-yard touchdown toss to Hopkins early in the fourth brought the lead back to 17 at 45-28.

Andre Williams sparked Boston College's ground game – which entered ranked 114th – with a 30-yard scoring run less than five minutes into the game, but the Eagles managed only 21 rushing yards thereafter.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Clemson played without All-American WR Sammy Watkins, who sat out with an abdominal virus. Backup WR Martavis Bryant (groin) also missed the game. … Tigers K Chandler Catanzaro extended his school record of consecutive made field goals to 16 with a 28-yarder. … Boston College WR Bobby Swigert returned after missing the first three games with a knee injury and had two catches for 27 yards plus a 28-yard pass completion.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:16
Boston College   TD  Boston College 7 - Clemson 0
1st Quarter - 7:17
Clemson   FG  Boston College 7 - Clemson 3
1st Quarter - 3:02
Clemson   TD  Boston College 7 - Clemson 10
2nd Quarter - 14:56
Clemson   TD  Boston College 7 - Clemson 17
2nd Quarter - 7:49
Boston College   TD  Boston College 14 - Clemson 17
2nd Quarter - 4:12
Boston College   TD  Boston College 21 - Clemson 17
2nd Quarter - 0:23
Clemson   TD  Boston College 21 - Clemson 24
3rd Quarter - 11:06
Clemson   TD  Boston College 21 - Clemson 31
3rd Quarter - 3:07
Clemson   TD  Boston College 21 - Clemson 38
3rd Quarter - 0:35
Boston College   TD  Boston College 28 - Clemson 38
4th Quarter - 14:00
Clemson   TD  Boston College 28 - Clemson 45
4th Quarter - 9:18
Boston College   FG  Boston College 31 - Clemson 45
TEAMS

Team Records

  Clemson Boston College
W/L 4 - 1 - 0 1 - 3 - 0
Conference 1 - 1 - 0 0 - 2 - 0

Team Stats

  Clemson Boston College
Score 45 31
First Downs 27 18
3rd Down Efficiency 10-for-16
62%
5-for-17
29%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
2-for-4
50%
Total Yards 576 420
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 46-209 28-51
Average/Rush 4.5 1.8
Passing
Comp-Att 28-38 26-44
Passing Yards 367 369
Average/Pass Play 9.4 8.0
Penalties-Yards 8-54 5-40
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 2
Time of Possession 28:47 31:13

PLAYER STATS

Clemson (4 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Boyd 28/38 367 3 1
Boston College (1 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Rettig 25/43 341 3 2
B. Swigert 1/1 28 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Ellington 25 132 5.3 1
T. Boyd 11 42 3.8 1
R. McDowell 6 27 4.5 1
D. Howard 2 5 2.5 0
A. Humphries 1 4 4.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Williams 22 61 2.8 1
B. Swigert 1 8 8.0 0
C. Rettig 4 -17 -4.2 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Hopkins 11 197 17.9 1
J. Brown 3 61 20.3 0
A. Humphries 4 41 10.2 0
B. Ford 5 38 7.6 1
S. Cooper 1 15 15.0 1
C. Peake 3 12 4.0 0
A. Ellington 1 3 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Amidon 8 193 24.1 2
S. Evans 4 70 17.5 0
J. Coleman 2 34 17.0 1
B. Swigert 2 27 13.5 0
B. Wolford 4 20 5.0 0
C. Parsons 4 18 4.5 0
B. Miller 1 5 5.0 0
J. Sinkovec 1 2 2.0 0
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