Rambert, Francis Out for Home Opener


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<font class=caption>Francis has two  INTs in his career.</a>
Francis has two INTs in his career.

Clemson, SC-Clemson Head Coach Tommy Bowden said Thursday that
starting running back Bernard Rambert would miss the Louisiana Tech
game due to tendinitis in a foot and that Toure Francis would miss
the rest of the season due to a knee injury.


Rambert started the Georgia game at running back and had 10
carries for 35 yards. He has not practiced all week and will be
reevaluated next week. Francis suffered a torn ACL in the Georgia
game and will miss the rest of the season.


Starting wide receiver Derrick Hamilton has been upgraded
from doubtful to questionable for Saturday's home opener with the
Bulldogs. Hamilton has a strained tendon in a lower leg. Cedric
Johnson, starting guard, has a sprained ankle and is also
questionable.


Keith Kelly will start in Rambert's slot at running back,
while Kevin Johnson will get the start in place of Francis at
cornerback. Johnson played all but 12 snaps against Georgia and had
two passes broken up.


If Hamilton can't start, walk-on receiver Tony Elliott will
get the call. If Johnson can't go, Nick Black will start. It would
be the first career start for Elliott or Black.


Bowden also announced that Francis was placed scholarship.
The opening came about when freshman Tymere Zimmerman did not enter
school.


High School Tickets Available for Louisiana Tech


Clemson, SC-Clemson Ticket Manager Van Hilderbrand said Thursday that
the school will have a high school gate for Saturday's game with
Louisiana Tech. Students high school age and under will be allowed
to buy a $6 ticket at Gate 11 starting at 10:00 AM.

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