Tech also will be without linebacker P.J. Davis, who is out for the second game in a row after suffering a hamstring injury against Pittsburgh. Davis was the Jackets’ leading tackler in 2014 and 2015 and was tied for the team lead until sitting out the Georgia Southern game. He was replaced by Chase Alford against Georgia Southern, a role Alford likely will fill again against the Blue Devils.
Freshman defensive end Jordan Woods, who is out for the season after a preseason shoulder injury, is the only other player on the injury report, meaning Tech’s offensive line will be at full strength. Tech has been without at least one member of the line since offensive tackle Trey Klock suffered an ankle injury against Mercer in the second game of the season. Tackle Andrew Marshall and guard Shamire Devine have also missed time with injuries.