Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence forced to miss top-5 showdown vs Notre Dame due to positive COVID-19 test
University of Clemson star quarterback Trevor Lawrence will not be able to play for his team in South Bend this coming weekend as the top-ranked Clemson Tigers travel to face No. 4-ranked Notre Dame. The 6-foot-6 junior signal-caller already missed Saturday’s contest against Boston College and was officially ruled out of Clemson’s next game on the schedule against the Fighting Irish.
Even without Lawrence, the presumed top pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Tigers rallied past the scrappy Eagles 34-28 in Death Valley. Freshman quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei helped propel Clemson to the win by sparking his team from a 28-10 deficit. Uiagalelei finished with nearly 400 yards of total offense and three total touchdowns. He will start in place of Lawrence once more against Notre Dame.
Despite not having Lawrence on hand, the Tigers were installed as a seven-point favorite over Notre Dame. However, Lawrence is no longer the odds-on favorite for the Heisman Trophy at this point in time.
Since his hiatus, Alabama quarterback Mac Jones and Ohio State signal-caller Justin Fields have taken over as co-favorites for bettors. Lawrence is now listed as a 2-1 favorite to win the award. The junior has completed nearly 71 percent of his passes for more than 1,800 yards and 17 touchdowns. For more sports coverage, click here.