West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen said Wednesday that starting strong safety Terence Garvin, reserve defensive tackle Josh Taylor and reserve running back Vernard Roberts were out for the Discover Orange Bowl against Clemson on Jan. 4.
Garvin and Taylor each have injuries; Roberts is academically ineligible.
Losing Garvin is a big blow for a defense that is going to be seeing its share of playmakers in Miami. Garvin started every game for the Mountaineers, and was third on the team with 72 tackles. Roberts had 140 yards rushing and three touchdowns as a true freshman, and Taylor provided good depth on the line.