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PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Boyd, Dixon pick up week one honors

Tue, Sep 03, 2013

MOBILE, AL -- Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd did not disappoint in the headline matchup on the opening weekend of college football. 

The senior led the Tigers to a 38-35 win over No. 5 Georgia, guiding his squad on all five of its touchdown drives. The win was the Tigers' second straight over a top-10 SEC program, having defeated LSU in the Chick-fil-a Bowl back in January.

   Clemson's Tajh Boyd threw 3 TD in 38-35 win over No. 5 Georgia.

For his efforts, Boyd was named the Reese's Senior Bowl College Senior of the Week.

Boyd finished the game 18-of-30 passing for 270 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for 42 yards and a pair of scores.

Other seniors under consideration this week: Buffalo LB Khalil Mack (9.5 tackles, 2.4 sacks, INT for TD), Troy QB Corey Robinson (30-32, 319 yards, TD, broke NCAA single game completion percentage record -- 93.8%), Vanderbilt WR Jordan Matthews (10 receptions, 178 yards, TD).

GULF COAST HIGH SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Troy Dixon of UMS-Wright is no stranger to the Gulf Coast High School Player of the Week. He was a finalist several times in 2012, taking home the honor once.

UMS-Wright's Troy Dixon ran for 234 yds, 2TDs and had KO for a TD.

He's matched that total after one week in 2013. The Bulldogs running back ran for 234 yards and two touchdowns in an season opening loss to McGill-Toolen.

He also returned the game's opening kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown, helping him easily eclipse the 300-yard mark in total yards.

Other finalists were Fairhope running back Ernest Andrews (7 carries, 119 yards, 2 TD) and Saraland QB Jay Ward (6-9, 197 yards, TD).

Winners of the Gulf Coast High School Player of the Week receive a plaque from the Reese's Senior Bowl.