Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd and NC State wide receiver Tobais Palmer headline a list of nine players named as the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week, announced by the conference on Monday. Boyd set an ACC record with eight touchdowns rushing and passing and Palmer set a new conference mark with 496 all-purpose yards as Clemson defeated NC State, 62-48.
OFFENSIVE BACK - Tajh Boyd, Clemson, R-Junior, QB, 6-1, 225, Hampton, Va.
Boyd completed 30-of-44 passes for 426 yards and five touchdowns in Clemson's 62-48 win over NC State. He also had 18 rushes for 103 yards and three touchdowns, giving him an ACC record eight TDR, two more than the previous record. His 529 yards of total offense established a Clemson single-game record, breaking the mark of 517 by Woody Dantzler against NC State in 2001. It was also the fourth highest total in ACC history. His 103 rushing yards made him the first Clemson quarterback with over 100 yards on the ground since Dantzler in 2001 against Duke, and marked the first time a quarterback has rushed for three scores since Dantzler at Duke in 2000.
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN - Dalton Freeman, Clemson, R-Senior, C, 6-5, 285, Pelion, S.C.
Freeman started at center for the 47th straight game and played a career high 102 snaps, every one of Clemson's plays in its 62-48 win over NC State. He graded at 90 percent and had five knockdown blocks as he continually provided holes for a Clemson running game that gained 328 yards on the ground. He also did not allow a sack in 44 pass attempts and was a big reason Clemson gained 754 yards of total offense, second most in Clemson history and most by an ACC team this year. During the game, Freeman became Clemson's career leader in plays by any Tiger, now with 3208 for his career with two games left.
CO-DEFENSIVE LINEMAN - Vic Beasley, Clemson, R-Sophomore, DE, 6-3, 225, Adairsville, Ga.
Beasley had three sacks in Clemson's 62-48 win over NC State, a new career high and the most by a Clemson player in a single game this year. He finished with four tackles overall and had a caused fumble as his pressure on NC State quarterback Mike Glennon was a key during Clemson's 42-0 run between the second and third periods.