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Star QB injured in Clemson romp

CLEMSON, S.C. — Tajh Boyd's play again gave No. 8 Clemson reason to celebrate. A hard hit to Boyd's hip left the Tigers wondering how many more of those celebrations they'll be having.

Boyd passed for a score and ran for another as the 6-0 Tigers continued their best start in 11 years with a 36-14 victory over Boston College on Saturday.

But Boyd left the field in the third quarter with his injury, the severity of which remains unknown, along with Boyd's status for next week at Maryland.

"It's a complete waste of time to speculate," Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said.

X-rays showed no broken bones. The sophomore quarterback will have an MRI exam to double check.

Swinney said Boyd was walking around the locker room much better than when he initially left the field.

"We're praying for positive news there," Swinney said.

Boyd has been a revelation as a first-year starter, throwing 15 touchdowns, including a 3-yarder to Jaron Brown on Saturday, to just two interceptions.

"It doesn't look like it's going to be too serious," Clemson tailback Andre Ellington.

NO. 13 GA. TECH 21, MARYLAND 16: Tevin Washington did just enough for the visiting Yellow Jackets to overcome their least impressive showing of the year, running for 120 yards and two touchdowns. Georgia Tech led 21-3 before holding off a fourth-quarter comeback led by backup quarterback C.J. Brown, a sophomore who took over for Danny O'Brien in the second quarter.

UNC 14, LOUISVILLE 7: Tailback Giovani Bernard and receiver Dwight Jones scored touchdowns, and the host Tar Heels overcame a slow start. The Cardinals played without offensive coordinator Mike Sanford, who did not travel but the school said was still with the program.

N.C. STATE 38, CENT. MICH. 24: Mike Glennon passed for 244 yards and four touchdowns, and the host Wolfpack won its first game against a Division I foe.

Star QB injured in Clemson romp 10/08/11 [Last modified: Saturday, October 8, 2011 9:45pm]
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