Tigers vs Tar Heels Final: 59-38 - Recap
|Tigers vs Tar Heels Final: 59-38 - Recap|
Tajh Boyd led the way with 367 passing yards on Saturday as the Tigers picked up a 59-38 victory over the Tar Heels at Memorial Stadium.
Clemson won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 9.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 55.5.
D.J. Howard rushed for 25 yards, while Mike Bellamy added 20 yards in the win. DeAndre Hopkins and Sammy Watkins added 157 and 91 receiving yards respectively.
Ryan Houston rushed for 63 yards for North Carolina, while Giovani Bernard added 44 yards. Bryn Renner threw for 264 yards for the Tar Heels, while receivers Jheranie Boyd and Erik Highsmith had 95 and 62 yards respectively.
Clemson outgained North Carolina 450-418 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 26-19 by the Tigers.
The time of possession battle favored Clemson as their offense was on the field for 30:58, longer than the 29:02 of their opponents.
Clemson heads into a Week 9 battle against Georgia Tech. North Carolina, meanwhile, will have their next action against Wake Forest.