Clemson Without Thompson; FSU To Have Cook, Golson

HOLLYWOOD, FL, Sporting Alert – Trevion Thompson will not play for Clemson against Florida State in Saturday’s college football clash, according to Aaron Brenner of the Post and Courier.


Thompson, the report said on Thursday, has been ruled out of the contest with a concussion.

The talented freshman wide receiver from Durham, NC, has played his part in Clemson’s undefeated run so far this season, despite not setting the stats column alight.

He has so far taken eight catches for 86 yards and his absence will lessen the Tigers’ (8-0) options for that position, but as expected, the experts doesn’t think Thompson will be a major loss for those who use him for fantasy games.


Meanwhile, Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher reveals that star running back Dalvin Cook will be available for Saturday’s game against No. 1 Clemson.

Cook started the week doubtful with an ankle injury that forced him to miss the win over Syracuse last Saturday, but he is expected to feature full-time this weekend against a Clemson side that has been very impressive thus far.

The sophomore has rushed for 1037 yards on 127 carries with 11 touchdowns, while taking 15 catches for 181 yards and a TD.

Freshman Jaques Patrick had a solid performance sitting in for Cook in the win over Syracuse – running for 162 yards and three scores on 24 carries for the Seminoles (7-1).

However, Cook, who is absolutely one of Florida State’s most dangerous players this season, is expected to take over most of the workload again, as he returns to the lineup, which will limit Patrick’s time on the pitch.

Cook and the Seminoles will be going up against a Clemson side that is giving up 17.6 points per game and has one of the best defense in college football this season.


Meanwhile, Fisher also announced that quarterback Everett Golson has been cleared of concussion by doctors, but the veteran coach declined to name his starter for the Clemson matchup.

Golson returned to regular practice this week after sitting out the 45-21 win over Syracuse, but Fisher wouldn’t reveal if the senior or Sean Maguire would be the starting QB in the next outing.

He reportedly took reps behind Maguire this week, but the college football experts think the Seminoles should stick with Golson.

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