Tajh Boyd admitted he had some butterflies in his first career start and it showed early in the game. After a quick touchdown in the first quarter Boyd and the Tiger offense struggled to move the ball for the rest of the first half. Boyd never looked comfortable until midway through the third quarter when he hit Dwayne Allen on a 54 yard touchdown pass. He finished the game 20 for 30 with 264 yard and three touchdowns. He threw one interception.
Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris admitted he was a little nervous about his first game at Clemson too. He said he never felt like he found a play calling rhythm in the first half. At halftime he told his dejected offensive players things would be different in the second half. He was right as the team put up more than 300 yards of total offense and 30 points.
A school record 24 freshman played for the Tigers Saturday. None made a bigger impact than wide receiver Sammy Watkins. Watkins first career touchdown came within the first 30 seconds of the game and he finished with seven catches for 81 yards in an impressive debut.
Freshman running back Mike Bellamy also had a solid debut. He scored on a 75 yard touchdown run on his first career carry. He finished with 81 yards on three carries. He also had 58 return yards on three kick offs.
Clemson is 1-0 and will play host to Wofford next Saturday at 3:30 in Death Valley.