The Clemson Tigers-Louisville Cardinals clash of the titans on Saturday will be attracting eyes from all over the nation, including National Football League scouts. According to OddsShark, Clemson is a three-point road favorite, and the over-under is set at 56 points. The Cardinals are 2-0 on the season and now hold the No. 14 spot in the land.
Utah State (1-1) at Wake Forest (2-0), 3 p.m.: The Aggies won 36-24 at home a year ago in the first meeting between the two teams.
Jackson will nearly certainly have the statistics to warrant being awarded another Heisman Trophy, but his games this Saturday against Clemson and at Florida State on October 21 will be key in winning over the purists that want to see a quarterback lead his team to victory in a "Heisman moment".
As great as Jackson was for most of last season, he has been even better through two games this season. This is Bryant's chance to take some deep shots.
Clemson rallied and went on to win the national title.
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Still, Clemson struggled to move the ball much of the game. I've only seen so much and have so much more to see and experience to be able to get to the top, where I want to be. Although Lamar Jackson should play well, the Tiger defense will likely keep him in check just enough to allow Clemson to steal a road win. After managing just 138 yards with no touchdowns and four sacks the first two quarters, Jackson erupted for 319 yards with three touchdowns with just one sack.
"Obviously, you know what he can do with his feet". Both DeShaun Watson and Ben Boulware are no longer on the team. This was a big win against a ranked opponent that upped Clemson's stake in everyone's mind.
Here are three takeaways from the Tigers victory.
The score might always take off in the second half, after both teams make their halftime adjustments.
"It's kind of all 11 guys working together", Petrino said.
"We just need to continue getting better technique-wise", senior linebacker Trevon Young said.
Jackson has had a fast start to the season.
ABOUT LOUISVILLE (2-0, 1-0): Jackson has accounted for 1,010 yards of total offense in a stellar start to his bid to become the second two-time Heisman Trophy victor.
"Lamar is incredible", Louisville offensive tackle Geron Christian said. "He's played a lot for us from OTAs to training camp to the preseason to where he is now, and he'll learn. he's going to make his share of mistakes". It's the peripheral benefit of sharing a sideline with the best there ever was at Clemson, and the lessons Watson taught over the past couple years are being deployed to perfection now. They've also dealt with scheduling issues and had their last game canceled against CT, so there could be some rust.
Louisville gets Clemson at home this season, and I would not be surprised if Jackson has another sensational game and the Cards upset the No. 3-ranked Tigers.
So the Tigers carry arguably the best defensive lineup in the nation in Saturday's game.
Cook is betting a bottle of five-grain bourbon from Six & Twenty, which is a South Carolina-based distillery owned by two Clemson graduates, David Raad and Robert "Farmer" Redmond, the news release said. I think past year he was just in the midst of going through his first season as really being the guy. That's how good the front seven played.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.