Clemson star tailback Shipley out vs
Pete Thamel, ESPNNov 4, 2023, 09:07 AM ET
Clemson star tailback Will Shipley, the group’s leading rush, has actually been eliminated for Saturday’s game against No. 15 Notre Dame.Shipley entered concussion procedure considering that taking a hit in Clemson’s loss to NC State last week and did not advance enough to return Saturday. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney had called him” everyday “this week.Shipley averages 4.6 yards per bring and is considered Clemson’s top offensive player. He has actually hurried for 515 backyards and represented five goals this season.The loss of Shipley is a problem for the Clemson offense, which ranks
No. 63 nationally in scoring offense (28.8). Notre Dame gets in the game with the country’s No. 9 scoring defense (15.3 ). Shipley is a junior who has run for 2,436 career lawns, including 1,182 last season. He’s averaging 1 backyard less per bring this season– 4.6 compared to 5.6 in 2022. He’s likewise a pivotal part of Clemson’s pass offense, with 20 receptions this season for 120 yards.In addition
to Shipley, Clemson revealed it will lack 3 protective beginners versus Notre Dame: security Jalyn Phillips, cornerback Sheridan Jones and protective end Justin Mascoll. Phillips has actually started all eight games for Clemson and ranks fourth on the group with 34 takes on, to accompany five pass breakups.Jones, who missed an Oct. 7 game against Wake Forest but has started all seven other games, has 25 tackles, including 2 for loss, and an interception. Mascoll will miss his second straight game after beginning the first seven. He has 20 takes on, consisting of three for loss, and 3 quarterback rushes. Freshman T.J. Parker is listed a co-starter with Mascoll on the team’s depth chart.The Tigers likewise will lack left guard Marcus Tate, who has begun every game this season and has 27 career starts. Junior Trent Howard could begin in Tate’s place.Clemson’s secondary currently was without starting security R.J. Mickens, who underwent an appendectomy recently. Backup security Sherrod Covil Jr., also is out for the Notre Dame game.Clemson is 4-4 after successive losses to Miami and NC State.Information from ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg was utilized in this report.