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Clemson nursing a few injuries as they prepare for Virginia Tech

News and Notes in the aftermath of Week 4

NCAA Football: Boston College at Clemson Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

If we pretend the first 3 quarters of the game didn’t happen, we did pretty darn well against BC!

  • After a disconcerting win versus BC, Clemson (and Gameday) will head to Blacksburg for a game against #12 Virginia Tech. Clemson, which understandably lost some first place votes in the polls this week after their shaky performance against BC, will need to play much better on offense against the Hokies. Speaking of the polls, there are a heck of a lot of things wrong with it, but that’s someone else’s column.
  • Clemson is dealing with a number of new injuries as it prepares for the Hokies. Trayvon Mullen suffered a concussion and Maverick Morris, Dorian O’Daniel, and Adam Choice all suffered varying minor injuries. It would sure be a shame if Choice’s injury forced Clemson to rely more on Travis Etienne.
  • Clemson is currently favored by 7 points against the Hokies. Hopefully Vegas knows better than I do as I don’t feel very optimistic after watching the offensive game plan that Rob Spence prepared for BC. Hopefully Spence, I mean Elliott, will stop or significantly cut down on the @^@$%#@ screen passes that don’t work.
  • In this week’s edition of Clemson in the NFL, old friend Deshaun Watson showed a heck of a lot of escapability all day against the Patriots as the Houston Texans narrowly lost to the Patriots, single-handedly extending a number of plays. The play below was possibly the most impressive display of his elusiveness so far:

The film review this week should be fun!