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Clemson’s Wayne Gallman ruled out against NC State

September 10, 2016: Clemson running back Wayne Gallman (9) during 2nd half action between the Clemson Tigers and the Troy Trojans at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, SC. (photograph by Doug Buffington/Icon Sportswire).
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Clemson will be without one of their star offensive players for the rest of the day against NC State. A missed targeting call is sure to draw the ire of head coach Dabo Swinney as a blown spot from the refs has cost Clemson their top running back in Wayne Gallman with no repercussion from the officials.

Gallman was taken out of the game for a possible concussion after he was the recipient of a vicious helmet to helmet hit by a NC State defender. The hit forced a fumble and has also forced Clemson to play without their top rusher for the rest of the outing.

The hit was controversial with Gallman being blindsided with a helmet to helmet hit as no targeting call was made by the officiating crew. It was also no-call that will bring plenty of controversy to the postgame press conference as Swinney will not be pleased that his running back was injured by what was a borderline dirty play by the NC State defense.

Gallman has been productive for Clemson in his junior season, rushing for 475 yards and six touchdowns in the first six games of 2016. Now, there is a chance that Gallman could be out for extended time with what could be a serious concussion after a devastating hit to the head. The hit will aggravate Clemson fans as Gallman is needed if the Tigers are to hold onto their undefeated record for the rest of the season.

Clemson is currently leading NC State by the score of 3-0 early in the second quarter.

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