Boyd leads No. 14 Clemson past Wake, 42-13

Boyd leads No. 14 Clemson past Wake, 42-13
October 25, 2012, 10:48 pm
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Clemson's Sammy Watkins (2) runs past Wake Forest's Riley Haynes (45) and A.J. Marshall (17) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Tajh Boyd threw for a school-record 428 yards with five touchdown passes, Sammy Watkins added a school-record 202 yards receiving and No. 14 Clemson routed Wake Forest 42-13 on Thursday night.

Boyd was 27 of 38 and connected with Watkins for three plays of 50 or more yards, including a 61-yarder for a score.

Watkins finished with eight catches and Boyd added touchdown throws of 9 yards to Brandon Ford, 12 yards each to Sam Cooper and DeAndre Hopkins and 2 yards to Charone Peake.

The Tigers (7-1, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) scored the first 35 points, including a four-touchdown second quarter, in their fourth consecutive victory and fourth straight in the series with the Demon Deacons (4-4, 2-4).