Clemson's freshman phenom QB Deshaun Watson has suffered a broken finger in his throwing hand during the first quarter of the Tigers' game against Louisville. He's now standing on the sidelines in street clothes with his hand in a cast. Watson had thrown for 2-of-6 for -8 yards and carried the ball three times for 10 carries before exiting the game.
The Tigers now turn to fifth-year senior Cole Stoudt, who has thrown for 7-of-13 for 51 yards in spelling Watson. Clemson and Louisville are locked in a defensive struggle with the Tigers taking a 14-10 lead to the locker room.
Watson exploded onto the scene with a strong performance in Clemson's 23-17 overtime loss at #1 Florida State. This season, he's thrown for 1,181 yards and 12 touchdowns to just one interception while adding three more scores with his legs.
It's a huge loss for a Clemson team that has bounced back from a 1-2 start to the season with two convincing wins over North Carolina (50-35) and N.C. State (41-0) over the last two weeks. Boston College (3-2, 0-1 ACC) hosts Clemson (3-2, 2-1 ACC) next weekend as part of BC's Homecoming.