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As much as the Clemson Tigers may be getting used to playing games without star wide receiver Sammy Watkins, that does not make it any easier. That being said, the Tigers will have to take the field on Saturday in an ACC road contest against the Boston College Eagles on Saturday once again without Watkins, who will miss the game with an abdominal virus. It will be the third time in five games this season that Clemson will miss the explosiveness of Watkins. He missed the first two games of the season after being suspended from a drug-related incident in May. The sophomore was pulled over during a traffic stop and found with a small amount of marijuana and two unprescribed pills. He received two misdemeanors, and took part in a intervention program in addition to the suspension. This time it is a health issue for Watkins, as he appears to be one of a handful of Tigers’ football players battling a virus. Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said that Watkins will not even make the trip to C...

Without Watkins, Clemson wary of BC threat

Sometimes, history has a way of repeating itself. For Clemson football, this has been its reality: Every time the Tigers appear headed toward a special season they stub their tow, usually either somewhere against an opponent they shouldnt lose to, or at home where they should never lose. Saturdays game at Boston College could potentially be another one of those stumbling blocks...

Clemson WR Watkins to miss BC game

Clemson All-America receiver Sammy Watkins won't play against Boston College because of an abdominal virus. The school said in a statement Thursday that Watkins was diagnosed with the virus and would not travel with the 17th-ranked Tigers (3-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) when they face the Eagles (1-2, 0-1). It will be the third game this season Watkins will miss. He sat...

Clemson's Watkins to miss BC game

Clemson All-America receiver Sammy Watkins won't play against Boston College because of an abdominal virus. Tigers coach Dabo Swinney announced Watkins status after practice Thursday. The team is scheduled to leave for Boston on Friday. The absence of Watkins means the 17th-ranked Tigers (3-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) will be without two main players in their wide receiver...

Sammy Watkins, Clemson’s best wide out will be out this week versus Boston College

Per Roy Philpott on twitter, Clemson sophomore WR Sammy Watkins will miss this weekend’s game against Boston college with an abdominal virus. This virus must be recent news, because there had been no talk of Watkins possible missing this weekend’s game prior to this report. The timing is fairly poor for Clemson, since they lost backup receiver and kick returner Martavis Bryant...

Ellington Helps Clemson Win Battle of Tigers

A live report from Atlanta by College Fantasy Coach’s BallparkBob. With Sammy Watkins serving a two game suspension for an off-season marijuana charge, Clemson’s Andre Ellington rushed for 231 yards to lead the #14 Tigers to a 26-19 victory over #25 Auburn in the season opener for both teams on Saturday night.  Wide receiver DeAndre [...]

No. 17 Clemson hopes to rebound against BC

Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd felt hollow when the 17th-ranked Tigers lost at No. 4 Florida State last week. He took major steps to make sure he wouldn't feel that away again Saturday at Boston College. Boyd called a players' only meeting once the team returned from Tallahassee, still stinging from the 49-37 defeat. He told the Tigers he didn't want them to splinter...

Boyd leads No. 17 Clemson past BC

BOSTON (AP) -- Tajh Boyd threw for 367 yards and three touchdowns and ran in another himself as No. 17 Clemson beat Boston College 45-31 on Saturday. Boyd completed 28 of 38 passes and ran 11 times for 42 yards and a TD for Clemson (4-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). DeAndre Hopkins caught 11 passes for 197 yards for the Tigers, who bounced back after blowing a two-touchdown lead...

ICYMI: links from the week

Clemson's biggest playmaker Sammy Watkins will miss Saturday's game with a virus. That has shifted the point spread a bit. Also, it looks like Bobby Swigert will make his season debut.As you may have read, one of Hockey's top incoming players Frank Vatrano is no longer enrolled at BC. It was not a BC issue, but an NCAA clearing house issue. What's interesting is that...
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