Star so far: Sammy who? Clemson receiver DeAndre Hopkins tied a school record with three touchdown catches in a game and all he needed was the first half to tie the mark. Rod Gardner caught three touchdowns in a game in 2000 against North Carolina.

Other standouts: Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd completed 19 of 23 passes for 229 yards in the first half and three touchdowns. ... Kicker Spencer Benton connected on a 61-yard field goal, a program record. ... Andre Ellington has two touchdowns.

Injuries: Clemson LG David Beasley left the game with an apparent knee injury in the first quarter and will be evaluated at halftime.