Clemson made sure Syracuse never had control of the game. After three plays and just 38 seconds, the #3-ranked Tigers led Syracuse 7-0 and Heisman candidate Tajh Boyd was 3-3 with 82 yards and a touchdown.
“When they scored fast, we were like ‘Whoa.’,” said Syracuse cornerback Julian Whigham. “They’re as good as we thought they were.”
Clemson (5-0, 3-0 ACC) continued to dominate Syracuse (2-3, 0-1 ACC) and won 49-14. Boyd threw touchdown passes of 60, 42, and 91 yards to pace the Tigers past the Orange.
All eyes will be on the renewed quarterback battle as Syracuse (1-2) takes on Tulane (2-1) on Saturday. Head Coach Scott Shafer told Orange All Access on Monday that Terrel Hunt will make his first career start against the Green Wave.
Syracuse, NY - Syracuse (0-2) welcomes Wagner (1-1) to the Carrier Dome Saturday. The orange is still searching for its first win of the season and of the Scott Shafer era.
The big talking point in coming into this game centers around Quarterback Drew Allen. The senior threw four interceptions last week against Northwestern and has come under a lot of scrutiny in the last week, but Quarterbacks coach, Tim Lester maintained all week in practice that Allen is still the starter.