The Big Board: Enjoying the rush 

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Tajh BoydKevin C. Cox/Getty ImagesClemson QB Tajh Boyd would be better off in the pocket, but FSU will try to make him uncomfortable.
Bjoern Werner won't admit that his first three games of the year have been easy. Sure, he's racked up 6.5 sacks already, the best tally in the nation. And sure, his defense has dominated, with the pass rushers leading the way. But every game is tough, Werner insists.

Whether it's lip service or an honest assessment, one thing is certain: This week's opponent will be a legitimate challenge, and Werner knows Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd won't be quite as easy to bring down in the backfield as the three passers he has tormented to open the season.

For one, Boyd has two big-play wide receivers who will be inviting targets. Secondly, there's the running game, led by Andre Ellington, who racked up 228 yards in the opener against Auburn.

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