Boyd leads No. 17 Clemson past Boston College, 45-31

By: Staff Reporter
By: Staff Reporter

Saturday, September 29, 2012

BOSTON (AP) -- Tajh Boyd threw for 367 yards and three touchdowns and ran in another himself as No. 17 Clemson beat Boston College 45-31 on Saturday.

Boyd completed 28 of 38 passes and ran 11 times for 42 yards and a TD for Clemson (4-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). DeAndre Hopkins caught 11 passes for 197 yards for the Tigers, who bounced back after blowing a two-touchdown lead and losing 49-37 to No. 4 Florida State last week.

Andre Ellington ran 25 times for 132 yards and a touchdown for Clemson.

Chase Rettig, who entered the day as the leading passer in the ACC, completed 25 of 43 passes for 341 yards and three touchdowns. Alex Amdion caught eight passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns for the Eagles (1-3, 0-2), who led 21-17 before giving up three unanswered touchdowns to fall behind 38-21.

Copyright 2012 Associated Press


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