Louisville vs Clemson
ESPN’s College Gameday was on hand Saturday as No. 3 Louisville walked into No. 5 Clemson. Fans gathered at Clemson’s Bowman Field to watch the weekly Sportscasters from ESPN break down the various games around the country, and to watch Lee Corso make his pick for the game that night.
Louisville’s quarterback (and overwhelming Heisman favorite), Lamar Jackson, had three touchdowns (one passing, two rushing) and put up 457 yards total offense. It simply wasn’t enough to take down the Tigers.
Clemson came out hot, scoring 28 points in the first half while holding Louisville to only 10. However, after halftime Louisville came back to take the lead with 19 unanswered points in the second half. After a few points back and forth, Clemson took the lead 42-36 with only a few minutes left in the game. After driving down the field, Louisville’s James Quick caught a pass from Lamar Jackson on 4th and 12 and was knocked out of bounds just one yard short, sealing the win for Clemson and the third heartbreaking loss in as many years against the Tigers.