Sep 7, 2013; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers running back Zac Brooks (24) and quarterback Tajh Boyd (10) prior to the snap during the first quarter against the South Carolina State Bulldogs at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson QB Tajh Boyd picks Texas A&M to beat Alabama


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.

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