Topic: CU/BC Memories: 2012 - Tajh, Nuk torch BC in Chestnut Hill
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CU/BC Memories: 2012 - Tajh, Nuk torch BC in Chestnut Hill

Posted: Sep 22, 2017 2:11 PM

(17)Clemson - 45
Boston College- 31
September 29, 2012
Chestnut Hill, MA

DeAndre Hopkins had 11 catches for a (then) school-record 197 receiving yards, and Tajh Boyd racked up 367 Passing Yards and 4 Total TDs as the No. 17 Tigers beat Boston College 45-31. Hopkins had already set the Clemson single-game by catching 13 passes in a season-opening victory over Auburn, then tied another with three touchdowns against Ball State the next week.

And Hopkins' record day could have been even better. In addition to his 1 TD Reception, he had 2 other Touchdowns negated because of penalties - one away from the ball, and another when he kicked the pylon while making a great effort to get his back foot in-bounds in the end zone. However, the setbacks did little to stop the Tiger Offense, and Clemson cruised to a 45-31 Victory (even kneeling the ball on the 1 Yard Line to end the game).

Clemson led 17-7 before BC took the lead when Rettig hit Johnathan Coleman from 3 yards out and Amidon for a 31-yard score with 4:12 left in the first half. But Boyd hit Brandon Ford for a four-yard TD just before the end of the half, then capped Clemson's first drive of the second half with Roderick McDowell's 16-yard touchdown run.

After Rashard Hall's interception set the Tigers up at the BC 33, Boyd hit Jaron Brown for 30 yards and Ellington ran it in from the 1 to make it 38-21. The Eagles made a final push by cutting it to two scores with Nate Freese's field goal and then stopping Clemson on a fourth-and-1 near midfield. Rettig hit Amidon for 17 yards, with another 15 yards tacked on because Garry Peters threw Amidon to the ground after he was already out of bounds.

But on third down, Peters picked off Rettig at the 5. BC got the ball back at Clemson's 33 when Boyd fumbled, but the Eagles weren't able to get a first down.


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Re: CU/BC Memories: 2012 - Tajh, Nuk torch BC in Chestnut Hill

Posted: Sep 22, 2017 3:22 PM

Clemson my get 45 tomorrow. BC will not get 31.

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