Tigers escape Boston College 24-14
Sun, 13 Oct 2013 05:03:39 GMT —
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- It's time for No. 3 Clemson's second showdown this season. And this one is even bigger than the first.
Six weeks after defeating then fifth-ranked Georgia to start the season, the Tigers and Tajh Boyd put together a fourth-quarter comeback to defeat Boston College that kept them on course for next week's Atlantic Coast Conference contest with No. 6 Florida State.
"I'll definitely be watching," Boston College receiver Alex Amidon said.
Amidon and the Eagles (3-3, 1-2 ACC) nearly spoiled the party, keeping the Tigers out of synch offensively and using big plays to carry a 14-10 lead into the final period. That's when the Tigers (6-0, 4-0) fought back, Boyd's 6-yard TD run with 13:44 left putting them ahead for good.
National sack leader Vic Beasley sealed things a few moments later when he scooped up Chase Rettig's fumble and took it 13 yards for a touchdown. The Boston College quarterback coughed up the ball after a big hit by linebacker Tony Steward.
Clemson held on to start 6-0 for the second time in three years.
"If you want to be a good team, you have to win games like this," Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. "We kept fighting and overcame mistakes."