Down 18 points in the third quarter, the eighth ranked Clemson Tigers (7-0, 4-0 ACC) came storming back to defeat the Maryland Terrapins (2-4, 1-2) 56-45 at Byrd Stadium. Behind 35-17, Clemson outscored Maryland 39-10 the rest of the way, outscoring the Terrapins 21-7 in the fourth quarter alone.
Clemson racked up 576 yards of total offense, with numerous players getting in on the fun. Quarterback Tajh Boyd returned from a hip injury to throw for 270 yards and four touchdowns, running back Andre Ellington had 212 yards on the ground and do-everything freshman superstar Sammy Watkins had a school record 345 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns.
Despite the loss, it appears the Terrapins have found their starting quarterback in C.J. Brown. The sophomore ran for 162 yards and a score, and also threw three touchdown passes in his first collegiate start. Davin Meggett supplied support for Brown in the Maryland backfield, rushing 16 times for 69 yards and a score, and catching one ball, Brown's lone touchdown pass.
We'll be following the aftermath to this game in this StoryStream. For more on the Terps, head on over to Testudo Times, and for a view from behind enemy lines, try Shakin' the Southland.