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Clemson taking it to Virginia at the half

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Tajh Boyd threw two touchdown passes and ran for one more as Clemson jumped on Virginia, 35-7, after one half of play in Charlottesville.

The Tigers looked very much like the team that was ranked No. 3 in the polls just a couple weeks ago, outgaining the Cavaliers 325 yards to 131. Boyd was 22 of 27 for 278 yards while running back Roderick McDowell ran for 57 yards and a score on 11 carries. Receiver Sammy Watkins also got off to a good start, catching six passes for 70 yards and a TD.

Virginia quarterback David Watford struggled, completing just eight of 19 passes for 69 yards. He was also intercepted once. He did rush for a six-yard touchdown to tie the score at 7 early in the first quarter, but that was the lone bright spot of the day so far for the Cavs.

With the 7-1 Tigers sitting at No. 8 in the BCS rankings, there is still an outside chance they could get to a big time bowl. They’ll need some style points to push their way back up the polls and today’s developing blowout against UVA should fit that bill nicely.

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4 Responses to “Clemson taking it to Virginia at the half”
  1. timh1955 says: Nov 2, 2013 5:47 PM

    Virginia???? Come on….they have only won 2 games this year and running the score up on a team that weak is pathetic!

  2. jay26mc1 says: Nov 2, 2013 7:18 PM

    Did you even watch the game? They did everything possible, short of just sitting down, to not run the score up. They were playing the third string for almost the whole second half.

  3. longtallsam says: Nov 2, 2013 10:57 PM

    timh1955 says: Nov 2, 2013 5:47 PM

    Virginia???? Come on….they have only won 2 games this year and running the score up on a team that weak is pathetic!

    You obviously didn’t watch the game. There was no attempt to run up the score. Clemson’s offensive starters only played one or two series in the second half.

  4. sssjim7 says: Nov 3, 2013 12:46 AM

    It was a win… but honestly, Virginia is no FSU…

    I watched my team get butchered on national TV and am now content they are a top 11- 15 team that will destroy teams ranked more than 15 spots below them… just get us out of the top 10 this year… I don’t want to be embarrassed again…

    Just my .02
    ~Jim

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