There would be no let down in Week 2 for Taj Boyd and the Clemson Tigers after their big season opening win against Georgia.
Boyd didn’t have quite the impressive game that he did when he accounted for five touchdowns against the Bulldogs last week, but he didn’t need to as Clemson rolled to a 52-13 victory over FCS opponent South Carolina State on Saturday.
The Heisman contender only played a half and scored the Tigers first touchdown, a one-yard run in the first quarter, but the Clemson defense quickly put the game out of reach after that when cornerbacks Martin Jenkins and Darius Robinson both intercepted passes for a touchdown early in the first half, to set the pace early.
Clemson extended their lead to 38-7 by the half when Charone Peake caught a three-yard touchdown pass from Cole Stoudt and D.J. Howard scored on a 19-yard touchdown run.
Stoudt was impressive for the Tigers in mop up duty.
The son of former NFL quarterback Cliff Stoudt completed 19 of 20 for 143 yards and three touchdowns, which amounted to the best single-game completion percentage in school history.
South Carolina State got on the board on a pair of long touchdown passes to Tyler McDonald, who finished the afternoon with four receptions for 138 yards, including touchdowns of 63 and 51 yards.
Clemson is off until September 19 when they play host to North Carolina State in a Thursday night tilt.