The Clemson Tigers and Senior Quarterback Tajh Boyd are both on the verge of ACC Football history as they travel to battle the Syracuse Orange on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Yes, the game in the Carrier Dome will be the first-ever ACC Football contest for Syracuse, but that is far from the big story of the day as Boyd is just 29 total yards away from becoming only the third player in the ACC to surpass 10,000 total yards for a career. With these final 29 yards, Boyd will continue to chase the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets‘ Joe Hamilton (10,640) and the North Carolina State Wolfpacks‘ Philip Rivers (13,582) for top cat when it comes to awesomeness in the ACC.
Pretty amazing since Boyd found Clemson pretty much by accident.
Barring any injury, Boyd will become the All-Time leading passer for the Tigers later in the season passing Charlie Whitehurst who has 9,665 yards (Boyd is at 9,047 so far in 2013). There is no way under the sun he will be able to pass quarterback runner extraordinaire Woody Dantzler who darted for 2,623 yards, but Boyd should easily become the greatest signal called in Clemson history and the second-best to Rivers at State in the conference.
The sky’s the limit right now for Boyd who is in just about every analyst Top Three for the Heisman Trophy. As he goes so does Clemson and right now there is no reason to bet against the senior. He is on a mission to take the Tigers to a place they have not been in 30-plus years in the hunt for a BCS National Title and other places Clemson has never been with a Heisman winner and a All-time leader in the ACC.