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Will Winston be able to out-duel Boyd?
Week 8 Matchup: No. 5 Florida State (5-0) at No. 3 Clemson (6-0), Oct. 19, 8 p.m. ET
As mentioned in the previous slide, this matchup has a lot riding on it.
The battle between quarterbacks Jameis Winston (Seminoles) and Tajh Boyd (Tigers) will go a long way in settling it.
On one hand, Winston has been one of the best stories in college football so far. Just a redshirt freshman, he’s already thrown for 1,441 yards, 17 touchdowns and two interceptions on 73.2 percent passing. Furthermore, Winston’s 213.9 QB rating is second in the nation.
On the other hand, Boyd has been just as productive. The senior has racked up 1,990 yards of total offense while accounting for 20 touchdowns and just two interceptions.
Both offer up two different games.
Winston has been the more consistent one, totaling at least three touchdowns and a QB rating of over 200 in all but one game. He’s also completed over 70 percent of his passes in three contests this season.
As for Boyd, he brings big-game experience. That much was displayed in his thrilling performance against then-No. 5 Georgia—312 total yards and five touchdowns.
This one should be nothing less than a heavyweight bout. It could really come down to who has the ball last.
Better get your popcorn ready.
All stats and rankings used in this article are courtesy of NCAA.com.
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