Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd was the talk of college football after the first week of the season. The senior quarterback went 18-of-30 for 270 yards and three touchdowns through the air while rushing for 42 yards and two more touchdowns in a 38-35 win over the Georgia Bulldogs. He followed that up by going 14-of-23 for 169 yards in a 52-13 win over South Carolina State last week.
Rather than asking Boyd repeated questions about his Heisman candidacy or his next game against North Carolina State a week from Thursday, the local media cares more about getting a prediction on the biggest game of the young season, Alabama at Texas A&M.
“Honestly? I got A&M,” said Boyd. “A lot of people say Saban won’t be beat twice; it’s at A&M. It’s going to be a competitive game. It’s going to be a fun game. I’m going to watch it. It’s going to be an intriguing game.”
If Boyd is right, it would be a fairly large upset. Despite defeating the Tide in Alabama last season, the sixth ranked Aggies are seven-point home underdogs against the top-ranked Tide.