By Dalton Ray–
For the second straight year, Louisville will host ESPN’s College Gameday. The hit Saturday morning show will be live for the ACC showdown between the No. 17 Cards (2-0) and No. 3 Clemson Tigers (2-0).
U of L lost to Clemson 42-36 last year in Death Valley, one of the best games of the college football season. Last season’s game was also covered by College Gameday.
The 2017 version of the Cardinals versus Tigers is highlighted by Lamar Jackson and Clemson’s standout defensive line. Jackson has totaled 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns this year while the Tigers have only allowed nine points in two games.
Jackson and the Cardinals struggled against Purdue in the opening weekend, but prevailed 35-28. In week two, U of L used 20 unanswered fourth-quarter points to pull away from North Carolina.
Clemson and their new starting quarterback Kelly Bryant thrashed Kent State 56-3 in the opening weekend. The Tigers shut down No. 13 Auburn 14-6 in week two, amassing 11 sacks.
The opening betting line is even.
The Cards haven’t beat Clemson since joining the ACC in 2014. Each loss has come by six points or less.
Louisville dominated Florida State last season in their first ever College Gameday, winning 63-20.
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