Close Article Return to stream X
NCAA Football

Tajh Boyd Has Send-Off for the Ages for Clemson Tigers in Orange Bowl

+Read full article
tajh boyd

Joshua S. Kelley – USA TODAY Sports

Tajh Boyd has put together one of the best careers in school history for the Clemson Tigers. He has re-written the record books of both Clemson and the ACC during his four years and wrapped up his illustrious career in the Discover Orange Bowl against the Ohio State Buckeyes. There, he filled in the final piece to his incredible college career with a phenomenal performance to cap a historical run as quarterback of the Tigers.

The last time that Clemson and Boyd were in the Orange Bowl, they suffered a pretty terrible defeat at the hands of the West Virginia Mountaineers. This time around, Clemson was much better prepared and went toe-to-toe with Ohio State for all four quarters and come out on top in a 40-35 shootout. Boyd played a major part in that, shredding the OSU defense to lead Clemson up and down the field all night long.

Boyd racked up 497 yards of total offense on the night, throwing for 370 yards, connecting on 30-of-38 passes, and rushing for a game-high 127 with six total touchdowns on the night. He was sharp, outside of a pair of interceptions, but came up big when the Tigers needed him most. Midway through the fourth quarter, trailing by one, Boyd led a drive capped off with a touchdown pass with just over six minutes to play that put the Tigers on top for good.

With the win, Boyd puts the final touch on an impressive resume with a BCS bowl victory against an elite opponent. During his time at Clemson, Boyd has done great work to change the perception of the Tigers as a real and legitimate contender on the college football landscape. Winning on this stage with a strong performance was the final piece to the turnaround and Boyd can now ride off into the sunset with his legacy intact as one of the best to ever play for Clemson.

You can follow me on Twitter @Teeblerone, on Facebook and on Google

Related Links

2014 Orange Bowl: Sammy Watkins’ Historic Game Steals Show, Clemson Topples Ohio State

Ohio State Has Much to Prove in Orange Bowl

Ohio State Defense Takes Another Big Hit With Even More Bad News

Your Favorites
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NCAA Football Videos

Watch Bama's Drake Bust Out For Kickoff Return TD

Clemson has been fighting tooth and nail all night long against Alabama in the National Championship game, but it looks like it may not be enough after Kenyan Drake ran this kickoff back. The touchdown gave the Crimson Tide a 38-27 lead with just over seven minutes remaining.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NCAA Football Videos

Watch Alabama Execute Perfect Onside Kick

The National Championship game has been much closer than people expected, which led Alabama head coach Nick Saban to call for this perfectly executed onside kick that gave his Crimson Tide the go-ahead touchdown. It couldn't have been done any better.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NCAA Football Videos

Watch Alabama's Robinson Flatten Defender

The National Championship game entered halftime knotted at 14. During the first half of play, Alabama left tackle Cam Robinson struggled against Shaq Lawson, but he took his frustrations out on safety T.J. Greene.

Comment 0 Comments