Clemson vs. Duke Notes


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Clemson Team Notes
*Clemson had 487 yards of total offense in the first half, a school record for a half. The previous high was 393 in the second half against Wake Forest in 1981.
*This is not the most points Clemson has scored in a half this year. The Tigers had 45 at the half against Ball State in the second game of the season.

Player Notes
*Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
RS Jr. Quarterback
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tied the Clemson single game record for touchdown responsibility in the first half with his five touchdown passes and one rushing touchdown. One more in the second half will give him the record for a game. He had six last year against North Carolina and Woody Dantzler had six against NC State in 2001.
*Boyd’s 388 yards of total offense is a record for a half in Clemson history. The previous record was 288 by Dantzler in the second half at NC State in 2001. He had a record 517 yards for the game.
*Boyd broke the Clemson career record for touchdown responsibility tonight when he threw a 58 yard scoring pass to Hopkins in the first period. Entering the second half he has 73 career touchdowns rushing and passing.
*Boyd had 74 yards rushing in the first half, his career high.
*Nuk Hopkins had three touchdown receptions in the first half. It tied a Clemson record for a game and he tied his own record for a quarter. He had three touchdown receptions in the second period against Ball State earlier this year. He did that in just 8:11. Tonight he scored three touchdowns in 7:47.
*Hopkins became Clemson’s career leader and single season leader in touchdown receptions in the first half. He now has 22 TD catches for his career, two more than Aaron Kelly (2005-08) and one more on a season basis than Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
So. Wide Receiver
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Fort Myers, FL

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had last year.
*Hopkins went over 1000 receiving yards tonight. His 128 receiving yards in the first half give him 2652 entering the second half. He moved ahead of Perry Tuttle (2534) in the first half and needs just 30 receiving yards in the second half to go ahead of his uncle, Terry Smith, who had 2681. Hopkins needs just 82 receiving yards in the second half to become Clemson’s career leader. Aaron Kelly had 2733.

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