Clemson will be without a trio of wide receivers when the Tigers take on No. 23 Pitt at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Frank Ladson Jr., E.J. Williams and Joseph Ngata will sit out the road contest, leaving Clemson with just two receivers who have caught at least five passes this season. Ngata, who leads the team with 352 receiving yards, is in COVID-19 protocol.
Williams and Ladson appear to be out long-term after both have been banged up for multiple weeks. They combined for 59 yards on nine catches this season. The Tigers will rely heavily on Justyn Ross, who has 28 receptions for 282 yards. They'll likely turn to Ajou Ajou, Beaux Collins, Dacari Collins and Troy Stellato for production this week.
Clemson Assistant Visits Elite OL Target
Robbie Caldwell was on the recruiting trail Monday visiting a target
Tuesday AM Update: Clemson's Tony Elliott in Mix for Duke Job
Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott reportedly interviewed with two ACC schools this past weekend, but no official moves have been made at Duke or Virginia as of Monday.
Odds and Ends: Clemson Begins Cheez-It Bowl Prep as Slight Favorite Over Iowa State
Clemson is a 1-point favorite over Iowa State with a point total set at 44.5 between two defensive-minded teams in the Dec. 29 Cheez-It Bowl.
Running back Michel Dukes, who's reportedly transferring, and linebacker Jake Venables are also out against Pitt.
The Tigers do have a surprising player back from injury. Starting defensive tackle Tyler Davis, who's been out since tearing his bicep on Sept. 18 against Georgia Tech, is on the travel roster and could see snaps against the Panthers.
Clemson enters the game as a 3.5-point underdog as the offense is searching for more production. Running back Will Shipley (leg) also made the trip, and the coaching staff is hopeful the freshman is able to help them in this game.
Want to join in on the discussion? 100% FREE! Interact with fellow Tiger fans and hear directly from publisher Zach Lentz, deputy editor Brad Senkiw and recruiting analyst Jason Priester on any subject. Click here to become a member of the ALL CLEMSON message board community today!