Clemson vs BC first half notes

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Clemson vs. Boston College Notes
At Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, MA
September 29, 2012

Team Notes

*Clemson holds a 24-21 lead at halftime at Boston College. The Tigers scored 10 in the first quarter and 14 in the second. Clemson has scored in every quarter with the exception of the third period against Ball State.

*Clemson had scored touchdowns on each of its first two possessions in three consecutive games heading into today. But the Tigers failed to score on their first possession today. They did go on to score a field goal and a touchdown on their second and third possessions.

*Clemson is playing its seventh game away from home in its last nine. It is the first time Clemson has played seven out of nine away from home since a stretch covering the 1967-68 seasons. After today, Clemson will have five of its last seven at home with road games at Wake Forest and Duke.

*Clemson’s defense had allowed just one of five fourth down conversions heading into today. But BC was 2-3 in the first half, including a 31-yard touchdown pass to take a 21-17 lead with 4:12 left in the half.

Player Notes

*Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
RS Jr. Quarterback
#10 6-1, 225
Hampton, VA

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threw two touchdown passes in the first half and now has 48 for his career, just one short of Charlie WhitehurstCharlie Whitehurst
#6 6-4, 225
Duluth, GA

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’s career record of 49. Whitehurst, now with the San Diego Chargers, played for the Tigers between 2002-05.

*Boyd completed each of his last six passes of the first half for 53 yards and a touchdown. He was 10 for his last 11, with the only incompletion an interception.

*Boyd’s last touchdown of the first half went to Brandon FordBrandon Ford
Gr. Tight End
#80 6-4, 240
Wando, SC

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. It was his fourth touchdown of the season. He has caught a touchdown pass in three consecutive games, tying a Clemson record held by many.

*Chandler CatanzaroChandler Catanzaro
RS Jr. Punter / Kicker
#39 6-2, 195
Greenville, SC

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made a 28-yard field goal in the first half, his 16th consecutive made field goal. He already has the Clemson record for that category.

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