Boxscore
Clemson 62, North Carolina State 48
Saturday, November 17, 2012 3:30 PM
Location - Clemson Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 76000

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
North Carolina State 21 3 14 10 48
Clemson 13 28 21 0 62

Recap


No. 9 Clemson 62, N.C. State 48: Tajh Boyd accounted for a school-record eight touchdowns as the host Tigers rallied from an early deficit to rout the Wolfpack.

Boyd passed for five touchdowns and rushed for three more for Clemson (10-1, 7-1 ACC). The Tigers scored the game’s first 13 points, watched N.C. State (6-5, 3-4) reel off 24 unanswered points and responded with 42 consecutive points.

Trailing 24-13 early in the second quarter, Boyd fired a 7-yard touchdown to Brandon Ford, a 27-yard touchdown to Sammy Watkins and a 62-yard touchdown to DeAndre Hopkins, giving Clemson a 34-24 advantage. After a turnover, Boyd scored on a 9-yard run with 1:14 left in the half to push Clemson’s advantage to 40-24.

Boyd finished 30-for-44 for 426 yards, and rushed for 103 yards. N.C. State quarterback Mike Glennon went 29-for-53 for 493 yards with five touchdowns.

Two Chandler Catanzaro field goals and a Boyd 4-yard touchdown run gave the Tigers a 13-0 advantage midway through the first quarter. But Glennon hit Tobais Palmer on touchdown passes of 77 and 49 yards, and Glennon’s 18-yarder to Rashard Smith with 1:36 left in the quarter gave N.C. State a 21-13 lead.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Tigers finished with 754 yards of total offense, including 124 yards rushing by Andre Ellington. … Boyd passed for a score and rushed for a touchdown in the third quarter, setting an ACC record with 40 touchdowns this season. … Palmer set a school and conference record for all-purpose yards in one game with 496 yards (219 receiving, 277 kick returns).
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 12:56
Clemson   FG  Clemson 3 - North Carolina State 0
1st Quarter - 9:54
Clemson   TD  Clemson 10 - North Carolina State 0
1st Quarter - 7:31
Clemson   FG  Clemson 13 - North Carolina State 0
1st Quarter - 7:13
North Carolina State   TD  Clemson 13 - North Carolina State 7
1st Quarter - 6:19
North Carolina State   TD  Clemson 13 - North Carolina State 14
1st Quarter - 1:36
North Carolina State   TD  Clemson 13 - North Carolina State 21
2nd Quarter - 14:17
North Carolina State   FG  Clemson 13 - North Carolina State 24
2nd Quarter - 12:52
Clemson   TD  Clemson 19 - North Carolina State 24
2nd Quarter - 10:28
Clemson   TD  Clemson 27 - North Carolina State 24
2nd Quarter - 2:22
Clemson   TD  Clemson 34 - North Carolina State 24
2nd Quarter - 1:14
Clemson   TD  Clemson 41 - North Carolina State 24
3rd Quarter - 11:00
Clemson   TD  Clemson 48 - North Carolina State 24
3rd Quarter - 4:13
Clemson   TD  Clemson 55 - North Carolina State 24
3rd Quarter - 3:55
North Carolina State   TD  Clemson 55 - North Carolina State 31
3rd Quarter - 2:38
North Carolina State   TD  Clemson 55 - North Carolina State 38
3rd Quarter - 1:39
Clemson   TD  Clemson 62 - North Carolina State 38
4th Quarter - 14:20
North Carolina State   TD  Clemson 62 - North Carolina State 45
4th Quarter - 7:35
North Carolina State   FG  Clemson 62 - North Carolina State 48
TEAMS

Team Records

  North Carolina State Clemson
W/L 6 - 5 - 0 10 - 1 - 0
Conference 3 - 4 - 0 7 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  North Carolina State Clemson
Score 48 62
First Downs 24 34
3rd Down Efficiency 9-for-21
43%
9-for-19
47%
4th Down Efficiency 3-for-5
60%
2-for-2
100%
Total Yards 597 754
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 35-104 58-328
Average/Rush 3.0 5.7
Passing
Comp-Att 29-53 30-44
Passing Yards 493 426
Average/Pass Play 8.6 9.7
Penalties-Yards 4-18 4-40
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 2
Time of Possession 26:42 33:18

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Glennon 29/53 493 5 1
Clemson (10 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Boyd 30/44 426 5 2
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Thornton 21 114 5.4 1
B. Barnes 6 10 1.7 0
T. Creecy 2 -1 -0.5 0
M. Glennon 6 -19 -3.2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Ellington 22 124 5.6 0
T. Boyd 18 103 5.7 3
R. McDowell 12 83 6.9 0
D. Howard 3 11 3.7 0
A. Humphries 2 8 4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Palmer 7 219 31.3 3
M. Carter 7 105 15.0 1
S. Thornton 4 53 13.2 0
B. Underwood 2 30 15.0 0
A. Watson 2 25 12.5 0
Q. Payton 2 24 12.0 0
R. Smith 1 18 18.0 1
L. Winkles 2 8 4.0 0
T. Creecy 1 6 6.0 0
C. Hegedus 1 5 5.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
S. Watkins 11 110 10.0 1
B. Ford 5 101 20.2 2
D. Hopkins 2 75 37.5 1
M. Bryant 2 62 31.0 1
A. Ellington 3 47 15.7 0
A. Humphries 6 28 4.7 0
C. Peake 1 3 3.0 0
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