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Lawrence will miss Clemson-Notre Dame showdown

The top five showdown between ACC counterparts Clemson and Notre Dame next Saturday will not include the Tigers’ Trevor Lawrence.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said after the comeback win over Boston College Saturday that Lawrence would not play against Notre Dame November 7.

Lawrence tested positive for COVID-19 last Wednesday and there was some speculation that the Atlantic Coast Conference’s protocol allowed a narrow window of opportunity for the star quarterback to return in time for the matchup with the Irish. Swinney put that thinking to rest Saturday night. Swinney said before the game that Lawrence was feeling well and in good spirits. The quarterback was able to speak to his teammates during the day via Zoom.

True freshman D.J. Uiagalelei started in Lawrence’s place and will likely start against Notre Dame.

Notre Dame is a member of the ACC for 2020’s pandemic-impacted season. Clemson is currently ranked No. 1 with Notre Dame ranked No. 5.


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