QB Boyd set to suit up for Tigers’ showdown with Terps

Not since the occasional appearance of the local legend Wampus Cat has the Clemson faithful been so scared as when quarterback Tajh Boyd was carted off the field in last week’s win over Boston College.

And, just like the Wampus Cat sightings, this one also turned out to be a false alarm. Boyd’ hip injury turned out to be minor and he has spent the past week taking good-natured jabs from teammates.

“Not only was he carted off, he rode in the front seat,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. “(Teammate) Dwayne Allen said, ‘You should have just drove it, Tajh.’ If you get carted off, the minimum you should be out is one game.”

But not Boyd, who will suit up for Saturday’s game against Maryland with a hip strain. No. 8 Clemson’s surprising ascent to ACC title contender has depended heavily on sophomore QB. If Boyd can’t go, freshman Cole Stoudt would be in line for his first start.

The Tigers (6-0 overall, 3-0 ACC) are off to their best start since beginning the 2000 season. Clemson leads the all-time series 31-26-2 and won 31-7 at home last season.

Boyd has taken the helm of an explosive offense, as evidenced by the fact that six Clemson players have recorded a play of 50 yards or longer.

Freshman wide receiver Sammy Watkins leads the way with three catches of 60 yards or longer while running back Andre Ellington paced the offense against Boston College, rushing for 117 yards and a touchdown.

The Tigers’ defense has also come on strong the past two weeks, holding Virginia Tech to three points and 258 total yards and keeping Boston College to 14 points and a matching 258 total yards.

The Terrapins (2-3, 1-1) rallied from an 18-point deficit but fell short in a 21-16 loss at Georgia Tech.  Maryland had won six of the nine previous meetings with Clemson.

The Terrapins got their running game going against Georgia Tech, rolling up a season-high 246 yards. Backup QB C.J. Brown led the way with a career-high 124 yards, and Davin Meggett added 86.

Brown replaced sophomore Danny O’Brien in the second quarter and provided a spark on the ground but didn’t do much through the air. Coach Randy Edsall has been noncommittal about which quarterback will start Saturday.

The offense took a hit when senior OL Andrew Gonnella was lost to a season-ending leg injury against Georgia Tech. Gonnella had 26 career starts — 18 at left guard and eight at right guard.

TV: ESPNU, 7 p.m.  LINE: Clemson -8

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