April 23, 2014

2nd Quarter Recap: Offensive explosion continues for 42-17 lead

Martavis Bryant got into the act with a second quarter touchdown catch

The Blue Devils open the quarter with a quick scoring drive to get back into the game.  Backup quarterback Brandon Connette drew in the defense with a fake handoff and lobbed a pass over the head of Rashard Hall to his tight end David Reeves for a 17 yard score.  Clemson 28-17.

Clemson overcame a turnover on its next possession with another Boyd touchdown pass.  Hopkins fumbled at the Duke 41 after a pass reception, but the Tiger defense forced a quick three and out.  Boyd then led another scoring drive and this time he found Martavis Bryant for a 41 yard score.  That was his fifth TD pass of the game tying the school record for touchdown passes in a half and a game.  And it’s the third time in his career Boyd has had at least five touchdown passes in a game.   Clemson 35-17.

Boyd capped off a phenomenal half on the Tigers’ last possession.  He had a 30 yard pass to Watkins to reach the Duke 21, and on the next play he kept the ball on the option and ran in for a touchdown.

Boyd finished the half with 388 total yards.  Clemson had 487 yards of total offense.

End of quarter…Clemson 42-17.