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.