No. 3 Clemson, No. 19 Boise State roll to victories

DeShaun Watson, Deon Cain
Clemson quarterback DeShaun Watson (4) congratulates teammate Deon Cain after he scored a touchdown against Boston College in the second half Friday.
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Deshaun Watson threw four touchdown passes and helped clear the way for Wayne Gallman’s 59-yard scoring run with a block and No. 3 Clemson beat Boston College, 56-10, on Friday night at Boston.

Clemson (6-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) extended its conference winning streak to 12 games and its road winning streak to eight, which matches a school record set from 1978-79. 

“I’ve been doing this a long time. There’s a reason that record’s only eight. It’s really hard to do,” Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney said.

Boston College (3-3, 0-3) lost its 11th consecutive ACC game. 


Clemson broke three plays of at least 50 yards in the first quarter, two for touchdowns and another that set up a score. Watson picked off a defender on the edge to help spring Gallman for the game’s first touchdown. Watson’s 59-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Leggett made it 21-0 late in the first half. 

“Those three plays were costly right there,” Boston College Coach Steve Addazio said. 

Boise State wins big 

Brett Rypien threw five touchdown passes — three to Cedrick Wilson — and No. 19 Boise State overwhelmed New Mexico, 49-21, at Albuquerque.


The Broncos (5-0, 2-0 Mountain West) scored touchdowns on seven consecutive possessions. New Mexico (2-3, 1-1) scored on its second possession, and didn’t reach the end zone again until the midway through the fourth quarter. 

Rypien, the nephew of former NFL quarterback Mark Rypien, completed 21 of 28 for 391 yards, and Wilson had nine catches for 167 yards. Thomas Sperbeck, who had 20 catches for 281 yards last season against New Mexico, added nine catches for 198 yards and two scores. 

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