Eighth-ranked Clemson University’s season opening matchup against the fifth-ranked Georgia has been pegged as college football’s “Marquee Matchup” by the presenters of the 2013 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award.
“After record-setting seasons for both Tajh Boyd and Aaron Murray, the 2012 Davey O’Brien Semifinalists look to raise their stock and keep their teams in the hunt for a national title as they kick off their final collegiate seasons on Saturday night,” a release from the Fort Worth, Texas-based organization notes.
Um, yeah … Boyd and Murray are first-team All-Conference performers with legitimate Heisman Trophy and national championship aspirations. Not only that, Murray needs just 1,438 yards to become the SEC’s all-time passing leader, while Boyd is hoping to become the first Clemson quarterback ever to lead his team to three straight 10-win seasons.
Anyway, here’s quick tale of the tape …
Senior – CLASS – Senior
6-foot-1 – HEIGHT – 6-foot-1
225 – WEIGHT – 208
Hampton, Va. – HOMETOWN – Tampa, Fl.
27 – STARTS – 41
21 – WINS – 28
73 – CAREER PASSING TD’s – 95
28 – CAREER INT’s – 32
8,053 – CAREER PASSING YARDAGE – 10091
@TajhB10 – TWITTER HANDLE – @aaronmurray11
Clemson and Georgia kick off at 8:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday from Death Valley. ABC will televise the game nationally, while ESPN will host its College Gameday program from Tigertown.
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