Instant halftime Analysis: Clemson 42, The Citadel 0

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CLEMSON – The story lines off the field are multiple on Military Appreciation Day and Senior Day, but the Clemson Tigers are just taking care of business on the field.

Clemson dominated the first half and leads The Citadel 42-0 at halftime.

Player of the half: Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
RS Sr. Quarterback
#10 6-1, 225
Hampton, VA

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made the most of his Senior Day completing 18-of-24 passes for 249 yards and five touchdowns. Boyd was only sacked once during the first half, and rushed for 10 yards. Boyd’s four touchdown passes went to four different receivers – Stanton SeckingerStanton Seckinger
RS So. Tight End
#81 6-4, 210
Isle of Palms, SC

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, Mike WilliamsMike Williams
Fr. Wide Receiver
#7 6-5, 205
Vance, SC

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, Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
Jr. Wide Receiver
#2 6-1, 205
Fort Myers, FL

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, Martavis BryantMartavis Bryant
Jr. Wide Receiver
#1 6-5, 200
Calhoun Falls, SC

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, and Roderick McDowellRoderick McDowell
Gr. Running Back
#25 5-9, 195
Sumter, SC

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. His final pass marked the sixth time Boyd had thrown five touchdown passes in a game – tying a school record – and it was the third time he had accomplished the feat before halftime.

Stat of the half:What’s working for the Tigers: Everything both offensively and defensively worked for the Tigers in the first half. The Clemson defense essentially shut down The Citadel’s triple option. The Citadel has 46 total yards and only three first downs. Offensively, the Tigers have 361 total yards – 249 through the air and 122 on the ground. Clemson has 21 first downs and was 5-of-6 on third down.

What’s not working for the Tigers: Other than the first possession punt, the Tigers have been clicking on all cylinders.

What the Tigers need to do to win: Take the starters out and let the young, reserves gain some valuable experience and carry the Tigers to a win on Senior Day and Military Appreciation Day.

STAT	       CIT	CU
Total Yds	63	361
Rush Yds	67	112
Pass Yds	-4	249
Penalties	1-9	0-0
1st Downs	4	21
3rd Downs	2-8	5-6
4th Downs	0-0	0-0
Total Plays	29	45
Avg Yds/Play	2.2	8.0
Red Zone	0-0	3-3
Time of Poss	17:53	12:07
Turnovers	1	0
Pts Off Turns	0	6
Fumbles-Lost	1-1	0-0
Sacks	1	0
TFL	2	5

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