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       === Boyd throws for 5 TDs as No. 10 Clemson rolls past Duke ===
 
 Durham,  NC  (Sports Network)  - Tajh  Boyd threw five  touchdown passes for a
 second  straight  game, lifting  the 10th-ranked Clemson  Tigers over the Duke
 Blue Devils, 56-20.
 
 Boyd  completed 16-of-23  passes for 344 yards and three interceptions for the
 Tigers  (8-1,  5-1 ACC), who  have won five  in a row  since a loss to Florida
 State  on  Sept. 22. He  also carried the  ball nine times  for 72 yards and a
 score.
 
 DeAndre  Hopkins  caught four  passes for  128 yards  and three touchdowns for
 Clemson,  which racked  up 718 yards of total offense. Sammy Watkins hauled in
 six passes for 97 yards and a score.
 
 The  win moved  Clemson into a tie  with the Seminoles atop the ACC's Atlantic
 Division.
 
 "I'm  proud of our  team. These guys just continue to respond and get better,"
 Clemson  coach  Dabo Swinney said.  "I'm proud  of them for finishing tonight.
 This is kind of the end of our road season and it's only the second time in 15
 years we've had four road wins. I'm real proud of our guys for that."
 
 Sean  Renfree  connected on 23-of-39 passes  for 240 yards and a touchdown for
 the  Blue  Devils (6-4, 3-3),  who have  dropped two straight. Jamison Crowder
 caught seven passes for 167 yards and a score.
 
 "We  wanted to bounce  back after the Florida State game and come out and just
 compete,"  Crowder said. "As a result, though, we didn't compete as well as we
 should  have.  Now we just want  to bounce back  and look forward to two weeks
 from now to Georgia Tech."
 
 All  three  of Hopkins'  TD catches  came in  the first  quarter. On the first
 possession of the game, Hopkins hauled in a 5-yard touchdown pass from Boyd.
 
 After Ross Martin made a 46-yard field goal for Duke, Hopkins caught a 58-yard
 TD pass.
 
 Crowder  responded with a  77-yard TD catch to make it 14-10. But Hopkins' 45-
 yard touchdown catch gave Clemson a 21-10 lead with 4:49 left.
 
 The  Tigers started to  pull away after Watkins' 30-yard TD catch near the end
 of the first quarter.
 
 David  Reeves of Duke  caught a 17-yard TD pass from Brandon Connette early in
 the second stanza, cutting the gap to 28-17.
 
 But  Boyd responded with a touchdown pass and a rushing score to make it 42-17
 at the break.
 
 D.J.  Howard's  1-yard TD run  made it 49-17  midway through the third period.
 Martin made a 47-yard field goal with 1:56 left to make it a 29-point contest.
 
 Charone  Peake  hauled in  a 12-yard  TD pass  from Cole  Stoudt in the fourth
 quarter.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Clemson holds a 36-16-1 series advantage all-time against Duke ... Boyd tied a
 school  record  with five touchdown passes  against Wake Forest on Oct. 25 ...
 This  was just the  second game in Clemson history the Tigers had at least 300
 yards rushing and 300 yards passing in the same game.
 
 
 11/04 00:11:43 ET