Boyd, Watkins Tigers in No. 14 Clemson’s clothing

Quarterback and receiver go off in a 42-13 rout over Wake Forest

Zach Thompson and Wake Forest just couldn’t quite reach Tajh Boyd and the 14th-ranked Clemson Tigers on Thursday night in Winston-Salem, N.C. Boyd threw for a school-record 428 yards and five touchdowns, 202 yards to Sammy Watkins in their 42-13 rout. Enlarge photo

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Zach Thompson and Wake Forest just couldn’t quite reach Tajh Boyd and the 14th-ranked Clemson Tigers on Thursday night in Winston-Salem, N.C. Boyd threw for a school-record 428 yards and five touchdowns, 202 yards to Sammy Watkins in their 42-13 rout.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Tajh Boyd threw for a school-record 428 yards with five touchdown passes, Sammy Watkins added a school-record 202 yards receiving, and No. 14 Clemson 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 in a row in the series with the Demon Deacons (4-4, 2-4).

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