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Clemson needs another strong game from its DL against Louisville

Clemson needs another strong game from its DL against Louisville”

The best of those games is No. 3 Clemson at No. 14 Louisville. Clemson's defense is tremendous, although if anyone is going to move the ball on it, it'll be Lamar Jackson. All of their points in a 14-6 win came in the last drive before halftime and in the first drive of the second half. They held Auburn's offense to just 117 total yards. Clemson has allowed just nine points in two games and Tigers defensive end Austin Bryant is the reigning national Defensive Player of the Week after his four sacks in the win over Auburn. It's a fascinating matchup that pits Jackson, the reigning Heisman Trophy victor, against a Tigers defense that might be the toughest in the nation. Bad teams are also prone to having bad defenses, which would theoretically make it easier to run wild.

When the Clemson Tigers take on the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday (8:12 p.m., ABC), it is understood that much of the success will depend on finding a way to stop the reigning Heisman Trophy victor Lamar Jackson. He remains as electric as ever on the ground, and he looks as if he's improved as a passer.

Corso was in Louisville for the Cardinals matchup against Clemson this weekend when he was asked about Lamar Jackson.

Cole Little is a senior writer for Clemson's student newspaper The Tiger. Jackson accounted for seven touchdowns (five running and two passing) and unofficially rushed for 150 yards while throwing for 325. "When I get into my game I'm just real focused, so I don't do things like that".

Kelly Bryant is erasing all doubts. The Tigers finished with just two touchdowns and 281 yards of offense, far from the almost 40 points and more than 500 yards it averaged in winning the national title. In Bobby Petrino's 4 season at the helm, the Cardinals will be aiming to crack the playoffs.

On the other hand, Louisville's Seth Dawkins has been solid returning kickoffs, and a big one in this game could be a big boost against what has been an outstanding Clemson defense. They'll score enough to cover this big spread on the road. Venables is the reigning Frank Broyles Award victor as the nation's best assistant coach trying to lead the Tigers to consecutive national championships. Don't forget this game had three overtimes. It was his ninth consecutive game with at least one rushing touchdown.

"We know what he can do when he tucks it and runs it", Carter said.

"He felt like they could have done things better to put themselves in better position and win", Mullen said. Clemson is loaded with talent, but some of their really talented players won't be eligible for the 2018 NFL Draft. Will talked about Clemson's defense and thinks they will get theirs against Louisville and that we cancel out Lamar Jackson's big plays. Will agrees with the line Vegas has for the Clemson/Louisville game even though he isn't a bettor. Now that the Tigers are on the road, it is extra important they protect the ball if they want to come out successful from a hostile road environment. Jackson seems ready to take it another step, too, however. Though I'm obviously not a Louisville fan, I enjoy watching Jackson play the game and unlike some, I believe his abilities will transition well at the next level.



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