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No. 12 Clemson rolls over Ball State

The Clemson offense picked up right where it left off last week against Auburn, rolling to a 52-27 win against Ball State.

There were a few records in this game:

  • DeAndre Hopkins, who had a statement game against Auburn, tied the Clemson record for touchdown receptions in a game with three. Rod Gardner had three at UNC in 2000. Hopkins ended the game against Ball State with six catches for 105 yards -- his third straight 100-yard game to tie another school record. He now has 224 yards receiving and four touchdowns in two games to make sure Clemson had zero problems without Sammy Watkins.

  • Kicker Spencer Benton made a 61-yard field goal as the first half expired -- the longest field goal in school and ACC history.

Tajh Boyd played about a quarter and a half, and ended up going 19-of-23 for 229 yards and three touchdowns. Andre Ellington added two scores and had 41 total yards, and the starters essentially played about a half.

No. 12 Clemson ended up running 84 plays on offense, just a shade under the 87 it ran last week against Auburn. The Tigers also have posted over 500 yards of offense in back-to-back games for the first time since at least 1980. They get Furman next week before a huge showdown at Florida State on Sept. 22.