ATLANTA (AP) — Tajh Boyd said it.
So did his coach.
Monday night’s Chick-fil-A Bowl against LSU is a prime-time national stage for Boyd and Clemson’s high-scoring offense.
His coaches and teammates see Boyd as the player destined to grab the bowl spotlight. The dual-threat quarterback led No. 14 Clemson (10-2) with 34 touchdown passes to tie Philip Rivers’ Atlantic Coast Conference single-season record. He was honored as ACC player of the year.
A win over No. 9 LSU (10-2), one of the powerful Southeastern Conference’s biggest names known for its strong defense, would be a big step for Boyd. It also could be the perfect setup for Clemson’s 2013 season.
LSU ranks eighth in the nation in total defense and 11th in points allowed.