Clemson will be without several defensive players tonight in a key ACC Atlantic Division Game at Boston College.

With kickoff less than an hour away, the Tigers do not have safeties R.J. Mickens and Tyler Venables available for the 7:30 p.m., kick or cornerback Sheridan Jones, who will miss his third straight game due to a shoulder injury.

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney announced earlier in the week the Tigers will be without defensive tackle Bryan Bresee as he continues to recover from a kidney infection.

On the offensive side, reserve running back Kobe Pace did not make the trip.

Clemson (5-0, 3-0 ACC) did get some good news. Defensive end Xavier Thomas was listed on the travel roster for the first time this season. Cornerback Malcolm Greene is also listed on the roster. He has missed the last two games.