After an easy day at the office against S.C. State over the weekend, Clemson quarterback Tajh Bord stayed atop The State’s weekly Heisman Trophy poll.
Playing less than a half in the 52-13 win, Boyd threw for 169 yards and scored one touchdown on the ground to maintain his lead over Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater among the 13 Heisman voters polled each week.
USC defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, the poll’s preseason leader, fell from fifth to seventh after recording his first sack of the season in a loss to Georgia.
The Bulldogs’ attack was led by tailback Todd Gurley, who moved up to No. 3 after rushing for 134 yards and a touchdown.
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|1. Tajh Boyd, QB||Clemson||50 (5)*|
|2. Teddy Bridgewater, QB||Louisville||34 (2)*|
|3. (T) Todd Gurley, RB||Georgia||29 (2)|
|3. (T) Johnny Manziel, QB||Texas A&M||29 (2)*|
|5. Marcus Mariota, QB||Oregon||20 (1)*|
|6. Aaron Murray, QB||Georgia||9|
|7. Jadeveon Clowney, DE||USC||6|
|8. Christion Jones, WR||Alabama||5 (1)*|
|9. De’Anthony Thomas, RB||Oregon||4|
|10. Paul Richardson, WR||Colorado||3|
* = first place votes
Others receiving votes: Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State, 1; A.J. McCarron, QB, Alabama, 1; T.J. Yeldon, RB, Alabama, 1; Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA, 1; Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State, 1; Devin Gardner, QB, Michigan, 1.
Poll voters: Jimmy Burch, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; Heath Cline, 107.5 The Game; Seth Emerson, Macon Telegraph; Rick Henry, WIS-TV; Josh Kendall, The State; Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star; Phil Kornblut, South Carolina Radio Network; Kevin McCrarey, South Carolina Sports Network; Andrew Miller, Charleston Post and Courier; Gene Sapakoff, Charleston Post and Courier; Neil White, The State; Larry Williams, TigerIllustrated.com; Pete Yanity, WSPA-TV.