You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

ACC roundup: Tajh Boyd sets TD mark in Clemson rout

Tajh Boyd threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score and No. 9 Clemson broke the game open with three touchdowns in the last 4:18 of the first half in a 59-10 victory against Virginia on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va.

Boyd, a native of Hampton, Va., became the Atlantic Coast Conference’s career leader in touchdown-making with a 33-yard pass to Sammy Watkins to start the scoring for the Tigers (8-1, 6-1). It broke a tie at 112 TDs with North Carolina State’s Philip Rivers. Boyd later added TD throws of 10 yards to Roderick McDowell and 96 yards to Watkins, and scored on a 1-yard run 13 seconds before halftime to make it 35-7.

Continue reading below

Virginia (2-7, 0-5) lost its sixth in a row and had dropped 15 of its last 19 games. It also suffered its second 59-10 loss at home this season, having lost by the same score against No. 2 Oregon in the second week of the season.

Syracuse 13, Wake Forest 0 — Terrel Hunt scored on a 6-yard run to break a scoreless tie in the third quarter, freshman defensive end Isaiah Johnson set up another score with an interception moments later, and the host Orange (4-4, 2-2) blanked the Demon Deacons.

It was a critical game for the Orange’s postseason hopes. Syracuse has road games against Maryland and No. 3 Florida State in the next two weeks and finishes the season at home against Pittsburgh and Boston College.

Wake Forest (4-5, 2-4) had won two of three and nearly upset No. 7 Miami a week ago, losing, 24-21, after leading the entire game until the Hurricanes scored in the final minute.

Georgia Tech 21, Pittsburgh 10 — Robert Godhigh rushed for 89 yards and two touchdowns on six carries to push the host Yellow Jackets (6-3, 5-2) past the Panthers (4-4, 2-3).

North Carolina 27, N.C. State 19 — Quinshad Davis had two touchdown catches and freshman T.J. Logan ran for a 14-yard touchdown with 11:19 left to help the Tar Heels (3-5, 2-3) beat the rival Wolfpack (3-5, 0-5) in Carter-Finley Stadium for the first time since 2005.

Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.