Records keep falling as No. 10 Clemson defeats Maryland; star receiver Watkins injured
CLEMSON – The records keep falling for Clemson.
With the their 45-10 win over Maryland today, the Tigers set a program record with their 12th consecutive home win. Clemson also had won 11 straight games from 1989-1991. Clemson scored 35 points in the first half for the third straight game, a first in the 116-year history of the program. And only 12 seconds elapsed between Clemson’s first two scores of the game — an Adam Humphries touchdown catch and Corey Crawford fumble return — the shortest amount of time between scores in program history.
No. 10 Clemson (9-1, 6-1 ACC) so easily handled Maryland (4-6, 2-4) that disinterested fans were taking part in the wave early in the second quarter.
Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd played only two-and-half quarters but was able to complete 18 of 26 throws for 261 yard and three touchdowns.
DeAndre Hopkins caught four passes for 59 yards including his 14th touchdown catch of the season, extending his single-season program record.
Perhaps the only concern for Clemson was that star receiver Sammy Watkins injured his lower right leg in the first half and did not play in the second half.
Watkins was seen walking the sidelines in street clothes in the second half, without the aid of a walking boot or crutches. Clemson’s radio sideline reporter said the injury was not considered serious.
Clemson closes out ACC play next week at home against N.C. State.