Everything was going to plan for the Clemson Tigers during their rout of Georgia Tech Thursday night in Death Valley. Then a routine seven yard run by quarterback Tajh Boyd late in the third quarter lead to a collective gasp from Tiger fans.
Boyd didn't return and insisted that all is well.
"It's one of those things where it sounded a lot worse than it actually is." Boyd said. "Going down to the ground it was cracking and all, but I feel fine. I had some x-rays and everything is all good."
Boyd's collarbone was not broken, merely bruised plus his sternum was bruised.
I'll throw some ice on it and be fine." Boyd said.
Boyd's final numbers against Georgia Tech 20-26 for 340 yards and four touchdowns, one interception however it became a record setting night for the Clemson quarterback.
When Boyd connected with Martavis Bryant for a 76 yard touchdown pass Boyd pass Philip Rivers as the ACC's all time leader in that category.
Boyd also became Clemson's all-time leader in pass completions breaking Charlie Whitehurst's record.
Next Saturday Clemson plays its final home game against the Citadel. Tajh Boyd indicates he will not miss that game. Senior Day at Death Valley is too important.
Clemson had it's way Thursday night in defeating Georgia Tech 55-31. The Tigers can't win the ACC Atlantic Division since Florida State has already clinched but Clemson is in line to go to a BCS bowl.
Georgia Tech could have clinched a tie for the ACC Coastal Division but all is not lost for the Yellow Jackets. With no conference games remaining Georgia Tech has put up three losses as the number to potentially win the Coastal.
Miami, Duke and Virginia Tech each have two losses. Miami and Duke play Saturday.
Three losses might win the Coastal, Georgia Tech is very much alive.