Mitchell missed Saturday’s game with a lower-body injury suffered in the Yellow Jackets’ loss to Miami on Oct. 14. Stickler left the win over Wake Forest on Saturday with an upper-body injury. Mitchell’s likely return would be a boost for the Tech defense, as he has provided effective play in the Jackets’ run defense. Clemson ranks 25th nationally in rushing at 219.6 rushing yards per game.
Without Stickler, however, the Tech offensive line will be close to operating without a net. After the five starters – tackles Jahaziel Lee and Will Bryan, guards Parker Braun and Shamire Devine and center Kenny Cooper – the backups are without significant experience.