70
      Monday
      85 / 69
      Tuesday
      87 / 68
      Wednesday
      86 / 69

      Boyd leads No. 9 Clemson past Maryland 40-27

      COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Tajh Boyd threw for a touchdown and ran for a score, Sammy Watkins had a school-record 14 catches for 163 yards and No. 9 Clemson wore down injury-riddled Maryland 40-27 Saturday.

      Boyd went 28 for 41 for 304 yards with an interception and Roderick McDowell rushed for 161 yards and two touchdowns to help the Tigers (7-1, 5-1 ACC) rebound from last week's 51-14 defeat against Florida State.

      "It's good to get the win, get back on track," said head coach Dabo Swinney. "We had a great week, we really did. I thought our guys bounced back. If there was a hangover, if we weren't focused, this team could have gone south in a hurry. But it didn't. It responded. That's what great teams do."

      Clemson ran 98 plays compared to 70 for Maryland (5-3, 1-3) and finished with a 551-364 advantage in total yardage. But the Tigers needed four field goals from Chandler Catanzaro to take a 19-13 lead into the fourth quarter.

      After that, however, Maryland's defense finally caved.

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