Winston-Salem, N.C. • 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 four touchdowns in the second quarter, in their fourth consecutive victory and fourth straight in the series with the Demon Deacons. Clemson eclipsed last week's yardage total by halftime, gaining 343 yards before the break.