Well-rested Orange prep for Boyd, No. 3 Clemson

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - There's nothing like a bye week to prepare for a big game, and rookie Syracuse coach Scott Shafer is thankful to the schedule makers as the Orange prepare for their Atlantic Coast Conference opener against No. 3 Clemson.

The impressive Tigers (4-0, 2-0 ACC) and their leader, Tajh Boyd, come to town on Saturday. Boyd is just the second ACC quarterback to account for 100 career touchdowns - he stands at 102.

The Tigers have won their first four games for the second time in Boyd's three seasons as the starter, and he's back in sync after two subpar games. He threw for three touchdowns and ran for another in a 56-7 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday. His 311 yards passing and 69 running moved him past Charlie Whitehurst as Clemson's total offense leader.

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