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                   === No. 10 Clemson dominates Maryland ===
 
 Clemson,  SC (Sports  Network)  - Tajh  Boyd  threw for  261  yards and  three
 touchdowns  as No.  10 Clemson  clobbered Maryland,  45-10, in  an ACC  battle
 at Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
 
 Boyd completed 18-of-26 through the air, while backup Cole Stoudt connected on
 5-of-8  passes for 40 yards and a touchdown for the Tigers (9-1, 6-1 ACC), who
 have won six in a row.
 
 "We  are a very  focused program and we have had great leadership all season,"
 Clemson  coach Dabo Swinney said. "This group of Tigers is the most consistent
 at home, with our 12th consecutive home win. It starts with how we practice."
 
 Andre  Ellington  ran for  55 yards  and a  touchdown, while Roderick McDowell
 rushed for 51 yards on 11 carries.
 
 DeAndre Hopkins caught four passes for 59 yards and a touchdown, while Brandon
 Ford,  Adam  Humphries and  Stanton Seckinger  all hauled in  TD passes in the
 triumph.
 
 Brandon  Ross had a big day on the ground for the Terrapins (4-6, 2-4) running
 for  100  yards on 16 carries,  and Shawn Petty threw  for just 41 yards and a
 touchdown on 6-of-12 passing in Maryland's fourth consecutive setback.
 
 "I  thought  that Brandon  Ross had  a good day,"  Maryland coach Randy Edsall
 said.  "I thought he  ran hard. I thought he showed something. We just have to
 go back to work tomorrow and get better."
 
 After  the sides exchanged punts to open the game, Clemson got on the board on
 its second possession of the game. Boyd completed 4-of-5 passes on the 7-play,
 52-yard  drive, which culminated with a 13-yard TD strike to Humphries, giving
 Clemson the early lead.
 
 On  the first  play of the ensuing  Maryland drive, Petty had the ball knocked
 out  of his hand. It was scooped up by Corey Crawford, who hustled 16 yards to
 the end zone for the score and a 14-0 Tigers lead.
 
 With  just  over five minutes  to play in  the opening quarter, Maryland found
 itself  with good field position and a first down at the Clemson 41, but Petty
 was  hit  and lost  the ball  again on the  play. The  fumble was recovered by
 Malliciah Goodman at the Tigers' 47.
 
 From  there, Boyd led  a 7-play trek to the Maryland 28 and hit Hopkins in the
 back  left  corner  of the  end  zone  for  a  28-yard touchdown  pass  and  a
 comfortable 21-0 lead.
 
 On  their next touch,  Clemson bridged the first and second quarters with a 7-
 play,  60-yard drive  and Boyd finished it off with a 22-yard touchdown strike
 to Ford, expanding the lead to 28-0.
 
 Maryland got on the board early in the second quarter following a botched punt
 return by Clemson.
 
 After  being stopped on third down, Nathan Renfro punted the ball away for the
 Terps,  but Humphries  was unable  to field  it and  it was  recovered at  the
 Clemson 18 by Anthony Nixon.
 
 Two  plays later,  Petty found Devonte Campbell  alone in the end zone for the
 score, pulling the Terps within 28-7.
 
 Clemson  added another TD late in the first half as Ellington capped a 9-play,
 66-yard drive with a 6-yard run to the end zone, putting the Tigers up 35-7 at
 the break.
 
 A  22-yard chip  shot  field goal  by Chandler  Catanzaro  on Clemson's  first
 possession of the second half gave the Tigers a 38-7 advantage.
 
 Facing a 4th-and-16 with 6:12 to play in the third, Spencer Benton attempted a
 55-yard  field goal, which fell short and was fielded and returned all the way
 to the Clemson 26.
 
 Maryland  was  only able  to reach the  21 and Brad  Craddock nailed a 39-yard
 field goal, cutting the deficit to 38-10.
 
 Boyd  was pulled after the third quarter, but the Clemson offense kept rolling
 as  Stoudt  led a 16-play,  76-yard drive to  the Maryland four before hitting
 Seckinger with a 4-yard touchdown pass, extending the cushion to 45-10.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Clemson leads the all-time series 33-26-2. These two sides have met every year
 since  1952,  the longest active  continuous rivalry  for either school in ACC
 play  ...  Clemson scored at least  35 points in  the first half for the third
 straight  week ...  Clemson won its 12th consecutive game at Memorial Stadium,
 a  new school  record  for most  consecutive  home wins  in  that stadium  ...
 Maryland  converted just  1-of-13 third  down chances,  while Clemson  went 6-
 for-14 on third down opportunities.
 
 11/10 21:20:21 ET

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