Clemson cornerback Garry Peters to miss FSU game with foot injury

Aug 31, 2013; Clemson, SC, USA; Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray (11) looks to pass the ball while being defended by Clemson Tigers cornerback Garry Peters (26) during the second quarter at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

As was announced by Roy Philpott on Twitter this evening, the Clemson Tigers will be without cornerback Garry Peters for their huge game this Saturday against the Florida State Seminoles. Peters, a junior, suffered a foot injury during practice on Wednesday and will have surgery on Friday.

The loss of Peters, a backup, could prove to be a big one for the Clemson defense. Florida State is, as you know, led by star freshman Jameis Winston, who has thrown 17 touchdowns through only five games this season. Winston is completing a ridiculous 73.2% of his passes and is averaging 288.2 passing yards per game. The Florida State offense as a whole is incredibly balanced, averaging 228.20 yards per game on the ground, and the team averages a mark of 8.27 yards per play that only trails Baylor for best in the country. When you go up against an offense like that, every last defender counts.

We wish Peters the best with his surgery and recovery.

[Source: College Football Talk]

Topics: Clemson Tigers, Garry Peters

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