Clemson backup QB Stoudt practices with 1st team



CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Cole Stoudt will get a lot more work in practice as No. 8 Clemson’s starting quarterback this week as banged-up Tajh Boyd recovers from a hip strain suffered against Boston College last Saturday.

Tigers offensive coordinator Chad Morris says Stoudt performed well as an untested freshman in the second half after Boyd left with strained hip, an injury that appeared much more serious than it turned out. Morris says Boyd told him he’d be ready to play on Saturday at Maryland for the Tigers (6-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Morris, though, says Stoudt will likely see the most time with starters in early workouts as Boyd deals with the soreness from the hard hit by Boston College defensive end Max Holloway. X-rays showed no significant damage.