After Saturday night’s loss (51-14) against the undefeated Florida State Seminoles, Clemson has a lot to think about. Giving up 52 points on their own turf, the Clemson Tigers have said goodbye to their chances of being the next BCS Champions.
Even with the hopes of Pasadena gone, Clemson still remains in the top ten in all polls falling from No. 3 to No. 9 in the Associated Press Top 25 and from No. 4 to No. 10 in the Coaches Poll. Clemson still has high hopes for a BCS bowl if they can maintain their No. 9 rank which was just revealed on Sunday in the first BCS rankings of the season.
“We just have to keep leading,” said senior tailback Rod McDowell to the Bleacher Report. “You know what? If we win out and go 11-1, we’ll still go to a BCS bowl. And that’s my mindset. So we just have to keep executing on the little stuff.”
While some players are thinking ahead, what is fifth-year senior Tajh Boyd thinking? In a poll from the Bleacher Report 62.5% of people voted that Boyd’s chances at the Heisman are gone. Boyd went 17-of-37 for 156 yards and had two interceptions on a national platform. It also could not have helped that Boyd was going up against another Heisman one to watch Florida State’s quarterback Jameis Winston. Winston played his best game to date with 444 rushing yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Winston came out on top in that head-to-head battle knocking Boyd and the Tigers out of the race.