No. 7 Miami fell to Pittsburgh on Black Friday, but still has a meeting with No. 1 Clemson in the ACC Championship Game left to impress the College Football Playoff Selection Committee.

The Hurricanes will have to do it without one of their top playmakers.

The school announced Sunday that tight end Christopher Herndon suffered an MCL injury to his left knee in the loss to Pitt and will undergo season-ending surgery this week. Herndon has 40 catches for 477 yards and four touchdowns on the season -- career highs in all three categories -- and is the second-leading receiver on the roster behind receiver Braxton Berrios.