Stoudt dares anyone to take MVP trophy away


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BC MVP Cole Stoudt with Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney

CHESTNUT HILL, MA – Cole StoudtCole Stoudt
Sr. Quarterback
#18 6-4, 231
Dublin, OH

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proudly wore the leather helmet given to the winner of the O’Rourke-McFadden each year, and jokingly told anybody and everybody that would listen that he wasn’t going to give up the trophy without a fight.

"I'm wearing this helmet all the way home," Stoudt said. "I know the players don't get to keep the helmet but nobody is taking it from me. Nobody is going to be able to get the helmet away from me. They're going to have to come rob my house to get it."

Four weeks ago Clemson was 1-2 after losses to Georgia and Florida State and Stoudt was relegated to the backup quarterback role.

Fast forward four weeks and the senior signal caller completed 29-of-45 passes for 285 yards in winning the award as the game’s most outstanding player, an award started by the Boston Gridiron Club to recognize individual players in the annual game between Clemson and Boston College.

Stoudt was thrust back into action against Louisville last week after freshman Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson
Fr. Quarterback
#4 6-3, 204
Gainesville, GA

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broke his hand early in the game, and after missing the previous week of practice with a sore shoulder had a less-than-stellar outing.

A week later in a wet and gloomy Alumni Stadium all of Stoudt’s preparation and hard work paid off when we was named MVP and given the leather helmet, and dared anyone to take it away from him.

The Tigers were trailing 13-10 after Boston College took the lead on a six-yard Tyler Murphy touchdown pass and Stoudt knew that he was going to have one last chance to win the game. All he asked of his teammates was to trust him and leave everything they had on the field.

“I told them just don’t give up,” Stoudt said. “The game is almost over and it’s the fourth quarter, we’ve got to keep battling and keep fighting. We’ve got to stay focused and take it one play at a time. Give it your all. This could be our last drive. It was and we left nothing out there. We gave it our all and that’s all you can really ask for from your teammates.”

The offense followed Stoudt’s lead as they marched 84 yards down the field for the go ahead touchdown – aided by two receptions by Mike WilliamsMike Williams
So. Wide Receiver
#7 6-5, 208
Vance, SC

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and a 32-yard scamper into the endzone by C.J. DavidsonC.J. Davidson
RS Jr. Running Back
#32 5-10, 203
Clemson, SC

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.

Stoudt said that he feels a lot better this week than last because he and the offense put together the game winning drive.

“It was very interesting coming off of the injury and battling through the pain throughout the week,” he said. “It’s a different feeling. It’s a great win. Our team and our defense really stepped up this week and it’s a big win getting our first road win of the season.”

Although he still isn’t 100-percent – requiring a shot before the game and one at halftime – Stoudt said that a week of practice made all of the difference in the world.

“A lot, especially having a full week of practice and preparation,” he said. “It makes you feel more comfortable and more prepared. Just knowing the whole playbook inside and out and the game plan and having the whole week of practice extremely helps.”

However, knowing that his teammates and coaches have his back both on and off the field will help him through any situation.

“It’s pretty crazy. That really is all on the coaches. It really is a family atmosphere around here and no matter what the situation is they’re going to love you and the teammates are going to love you to,” he said. “It was a tough situation when I got bumped back but I knew that with the love and support of my coaches and team that I would be able to battle through this and keep a positive attitude. Coming back this week, they really showed me that they trusted me as their guy. I felt very comfortable going out there and playing with them. We’re all going to die for each other out there and do whatever it takes.”


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19tigermadman75®
good for him!***
tiger_swimmer®
too bad some fans can't buy into the family thing***
RC Tiger®
Re: too bad some fans can't buy into the family thing***
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LOL. Tigernet Dumpers worst nightmare.
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1988NC
I agree
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FEEL
Re: I agree
41rcook
The defense, by my count, allowed three WRs to be wide open
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DUFFER®
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DUFFER®
he should be pleased with how he played.***
tiger_swimmer®
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1988NC
Why spoil his train of thought?***
Tiger5
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919Tiger
The team is WAY more mature than a lot of posters.***
Tiger5
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DUFFER®
Awarded by Boston Athletic Club. Clemson had nothing to
the other tom
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DUFFER®
he played a sensational game***
tgrfan42069
Re: he played a sensational game***
tigrecalvo®
Reminded me of "Timex"
metiger
Re: Reminded me of "Timex"
Dave75®
Great story. So happy for Cole!!!! Glad he is part of our
Tiger_Fan_007®
Bravo Cole!***
gopaws4
I am surprised.
TigerSig®
Re: I am surprised.
FEEL
Ok, 0 passing TD's for one.
TigerSig®
I'm really glad cole got the helmet. He finally got out of his funk
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Re: I'm really glad cole got the helmet. He finally got out of his funk
FootballFan36
Re: I'm really glad cole got the helmet. He finally got out of his funk
tigerjebus
Not going to deny that it was a good throw. Stoudt threw a
FootballFan36
I love Stoudt.. Class act... Gutsy***
hufferbilly®
Did no one see
Clemkid91
Re: Did no one see
919Tiger
Re: Did no one see
919Tiger
Re: Did no one see
Clemkid91
Re: Did no one see
Skeeter3
Re: Did no one see
slumdog
The kid's playing with an A/C separation.
clempsun
go back to the coop coot. the bottom line - we won!***
sav82tiger
Cole Sucked today!!!!!
cutigertwins
Thank you for you in depth and intelligent post. You
1portroyalty
Thank you for you in depth and intelligent post. You
1portroyalty
You sound sad that Clemson won...hate it for ya***
cutiger250®
Re: Cole Sucked today!!!!!
Watcher®
Re: Cole Sucked today!!!!!
DUFFER®
19 posts got you to this?***
Prime T. Tiger
To call you a tool is an insult
CD_Vegas_Tiger
Great job Cole.***
Tiger5
Well deserved. For the longest time...
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FEEL
Good Lowered why is it so tough for some on here to read
FootballFan36
Cole played his guts out. The defense played their guts out.
mikeyT®
When in doubt call someone an idiot. I guess it's
FootballFan36
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DUFFER®
You can get ranked in the top 10 by not playing very
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Funny, I've not seen one post about the terrible INT DW thru
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