Tajh Boyd Adds to Heisman Momentum with 4 TDs in 1st Half vs. Syracuse

Maxwell OgdenCorrespondent IIIOctober 5, 2013

Oct 5, 2013; Syracuse, NY, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd (10) warms up prior to the game against the Syracuse Orange at the Carrier Dome.  Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
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Tajh Boyd of the Clemson Tigers is one of the most statistically-impressive players in all of college football. Every time out, he seems to dominate the box score and do things that few are able to match.

En route to a 35-7 lead over the Syracuse Orange, Boyd had a historically successful first half and is now looking more and more like a Heisman Trophy candidate.

Boyd finished the first half at 18-of-23 for 363 passing yards, four touchdowns and one interception.

This is a continuation of what has been a monster season, as Boyd entered the game with 994 yards, nine touchdowns and no interceptions on 64.0 percent passing. He's also rushed for four scores, dominating everyone from Top 10 SEC opponents, the Georgia Bulldogs, to ACC rivals.

Regardless of who has shown up on the schedule, it's been all about Boyd leading Clemson to elite offensive outputs.

Through his first five appearances, Boyd has topped three passing touchdowns in four separate games. He's rushed for at least one touchdown in three of those games, picking up where he left off in 2012, when he tallied 46 total scores.

Boyd and the Clemson Tigers are 4-0 and ranked No. 3 in the AP Top 25 and No. 4 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. With every passing week, the voters seem to be more and more sold on the Tigers as title contenders with a favorable schedule and a dominant offense.

This is just another feather in Boyd's cap.

Boyd has established the reputation of a genuine college football star after throwing for 69 passing touchdowns over the past two years. He's also run for 15 touchdowns in that time, and has thus established the reputation of being a dual-threat weapon.

Check back with Bleacher Report for an update on his full stat line.