Clemson 56, Wake Forest 7

Date - Saturday, September 28, 2013 3:30 PM
Location - Clemson Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 80607

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Wake Forest 7 0 0 0 7
Clemson 21 14 14 7 56

Recap


No. 4 Clemson 56, Wake Forest 7: Tajh Boyd passed for 311 yards and three touchdowns and also rushed for a score as the host Tigers rolled past the Demon Deacons in ACC play.

Sammy Watkins and D.J. Howard each caught long touchdown passes in the first quarter as Clemson (4-0, 2-0) built a 28-point halftime lead and substituted liberally in the second half. The Tigers racked up a season-high 573 yards and held Wake Forest (2-3, 0-2) to 222.

Boyd’s 64-yard touchdown throw to Watkins just 46 seconds into the contest was the 80th of his career, breaking a tie with Florida State’s Chris Weinke (1997-2000) for second-most in ACC history. Howard’s 75-yard scoring reception made it 21-0 midway through the opening stanza.

The Demon Deacons lost their 33rd consecutive game against teams ranked in the Top 5. Tanner Price tossed a 10-yard first-quarter touchdown to Sherman Ragland III for Wake Forest’s points.

Boyd rushed for a 2-yard score and connected with Mike Williams on a 14-yard pass over the final five minutes of the first half for a 35-7 lead. He left the contest with 6:41 left in the third quarter after C.J. Davidson rushed for the first of his two 1-yard scores.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Boyd added 69 rushing yards for 380 yards of total offense to raise his career output to 9,971. North Carolina State’s Philip Rivers (13,582 from 2000-03) and Georgia Tech’s Joe Hamilton (10,065 from 1996-99) are the only players in ACC history to reach 10,000. … Wake Forest drops to 9-74 all-time in road games against ranked teams. … Clemson WR Martavis Bryant was suspended for the first half for making a throat-slashing gesture after catching a touchdown pass against North Carolina State on Sept. 19.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 14:14
Clemson   TD  Clemson 7 - Wake Forest 0
1st Quarter - 9:56
Clemson   TD  Clemson 14 - Wake Forest 0
1st Quarter - 7:32
Clemson   TD  Clemson 21 - Wake Forest 0
1st Quarter - 1:17
Wake Forest   TD  Clemson 21 - Wake Forest 7
2nd Quarter - 4:57
Clemson   TD  Clemson 28 - Wake Forest 7
2nd Quarter - 0:29
Clemson   TD  Clemson 35 - Wake Forest 7
3rd Quarter - 6:41
Clemson   TD  Clemson 42 - Wake Forest 7
3rd Quarter - 1:11
Clemson   TD  Clemson 49 - Wake Forest 7
4th Quarter - 9:21
Clemson   TD  Clemson 56 - Wake Forest 7
TEAMS

Team Records

  Wake Forest Clemson
W/L 2 - 3 - 0 4 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 2 - 0 2 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Wake Forest Clemson
Score 7 56
First Downs 14 27
3rd Down Efficiency 2-for-14
14%
8-for-17
47%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
3-for-4
75%
Total Yards 222 573
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 31-60 47-166
Average/Rush 1.9 3.5
Passing
Comp-Att 19-30 28-36
Passing Yards 162 407
Average/Pass Play 4.9 10.7
Penalties-Yards 4-30 4-40
Fumbles-Lost 3-1 2-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 29:43 30:17

PLAYER STATS

Wake Forest (2 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Price 14/22 125 1 0
T. Cameron 2/4 22 0 0
P. Thompson 3/4 15 0 1
Clemson (4 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Boyd 17/24 311 3 0
C. Stoudt 10/11 90 1 0
C. Kelly 1/1 6 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Cameron 6 21 3.5 0
D. Martin 4 18 4.5 0
J. Armstrong 3 18 6.0 0
J. Harris 4 7 1.8 0
P. Thompson 1 5 5.0 0
J. Wilhite 5 1 0.2 0
T. Price 8 -10 -1.2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Boyd 17 69 4.1 1
D. Howard 7 34 4.9 0
C. Davidson 9 25 2.8 2
Z. Brooks 5 24 4.8 1
R. McDowell 3 10 3.3 0
C. Kelly 2 3 1.5 0
H. Williams 2 2 1.0 0
C. Stoudt 1 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Campanaro 7 75 10.7 0
J. Harris 4 31 7.8 0
J. Wilhite 1 14 14.0 0
S. Ragland III 1 10 10.0 1
J. Armstrong 1 9 9.0 0
T. Harris 1 7 7.0 0
J. Garside 1 6 6.0 0
D. Martin 2 5 2.5 0
J. Crump 1 5 5.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
S. Watkins 6 113 18.8 1
D. Howard 2 86 43.0 1
A. Humphries 5 67 13.4 0
J. Leggett 3 38 12.7 1
M. Bryant 2 29 14.5 0
G. Hopper 2 18 9.0 0
S. Seckinger 1 16 16.0 0
M. Williams 1 14 14.0 1
D. Rodriguez 3 10 3.3 0
Z. Brooks 1 6 6.0 0
W. Forbush 1 6 6.0 0
T. Green 1 4 4.0 0