Despite the full-extension block, Boyd, the ACC's all-time leader in touchdown passes, bounced back to make four more TD throws, finishing with five scoring passes, one rush to the end zone, and 497 yards of total offense in his last game for Clemson.
Boyd never did get around to beating South Carolina in his college career, but taking down a Buckeyes team that was ranked as high as second in the BCS standings this season is a decent consolation prize.
In a highly entertaining and error-riddled contest between two of the best quarterbacks left out of the Heisman Trophy ceremony last month, Boyd got the better of Ohio State QB Braxton Miller, as the two played a role in 10 of the game's 11 touchdowns.
As a junior who may or may not opt out of his last year of eligibility to head for the NFL Draft, Miller went 16 for 24 on his passes, threw two TDs, and rushed for a pair of scores, but, like Boyd, he also threw two inteceptions.
On his scoring throws, Miller was offered acres of real estate to find his targets. Here's one example of the space he was given to work with thanks to an inattentive Tigers defense.