Tajh Boyd led the Tigers to a 23-3 victory over No. 11 Virginia Tech Saturday. Tajh was 13-32 for 204 yards and also rushed ten times for 43 yards.
What did Tajh do to regain his poise after a slow start?
“I just settled down a little bit. The crowd noise really wasn’t a factor because we had practiced with that all week. Just settling down. We had some good plays in there but we did start off kind of slow. We regained our composure as a team. Everybody played together. Not just the offense, the defense or the special teams but the whole. That is the best game we have played as a team since the year started,” said Boyd.
What does it mean to get a win and jump in the national conversation?
“It is pretty good. We are definitely excited about moving up in the polls but at the same time it really doesn’t matter until those final results at the end of the season so there is no room for complacency here. We just have to stay humble and keep playing,” said Boyd.
After the game the team gave Dabo the game ball. What was the mood like in the locker room?
“It was definitely exciting. Coach Swinney did his dance thing like he did after the Auburn game. It is always a joy to see him in a good mood. We really do feed off his energy a lot of the time. It is exciting playing for a guy like that. The coaching staff he put together, some people were probably critical about the decisions he made but we know what he is trying to do with this program. I think things are starting to change. We just have to keep working and take it from there,” said Boyd.
Did Tajh do a wardrobe change at the half that helped him play better in the second half?
“Yeah, for some reason I just couldn’t get warm in the first half. My arm was so tight. I was missing throws here and there, easy throws. I got my donavan on and put my jacket on while on the sideline. We just finished the game out really strong. Probably the third down catch by Jaron was huge. Mike scored right after that so that kind of put it to rest. I am definitely proud of how the guys pulled it together today,” said Boyd.