Tajh Boyd went into the 2013 College Football season as one of the front-runners to haul in the Heisman Trophy. However, a few clunkers and suddenly Boyd’s name appeared to have all but vanished from the Heisman discussion. That is, until the Clemson Tigers‘ signal-caller decided to have a historic game against the Virginia Cavaliers in Week 10.
Clemson steamrolled Virginia by a final score of 59-10 and Boyd provided most of the scoring with three passing touchdowns and another score on the ground. Boyd has been blessed with some great wide receivers during his time in Death Valley as DeAndre Hopkins had a stellar collegiate career before being drafted by the Houston Texans in the first-round of the 2012 NFL Draft. On top of that, Hopkins’ void was quickly filled by soon-to-be NFL star Sammy Watkins, who excelled versus Virginia with eight catches, 169 receiving yards and two touchdowns!
One of Watkins’ touchdowns were actually of the record-breaking variety. Boyd’s 113th career touchdown pass was a 33-yard score to Watkins and it allowed Boyd to pass NFL All-Pro Philip Rivers as the ACC‘s all-time leader in touchdowns thrown. So while all eyes are fixated on Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota, be sure to keep a close eye on Boyd to see if he can ride Week 10’s success into a regular season finale with the South Carolina Gamecocks — a game that most everybody will be watching.