Tennessee Over Florida, Clemson over Louisville Among Top 25 Predictions

September 17 03:06 2017

Will Vandervort from the Clemson Insider gives Rick and John the inside scoop on this weekends biggest College Football matchup.

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson has been disrespected by the media this season.

“It’s going to be really important for us to stop the run”, Petrino said this week. The other top game as far as National Football League prospects goes was Miami at Florida, but that game has been postponed because of Hurricane Irma. They’ve given up just nine points this seasonLouisville has scored more than that in five of eight quarters this year – and are second nationally with just 118 yards allowed per game.

The question mark with the Cardinals comes on the defensive side of the ball, and giving up 35 points to North Carolina answered none of those questions. But if Jackson does make a serious run at joining Ohio State’s Archie Griffin as a two-time Heisman victor, he will again have to make a lasting impression early. Jackson himself accounted for 525 of those yards and also had six touchdowns. Here are three reasons why Jackson can still put together a Heisman run.

It also defines hits to the head of “defenseless” players as targeting. They held the Tar Heels to just 17 rushing yards, and just 48 if it excludes the loss of yards from quarterback Chazz Surratt’s sacks.

The Tigers will have their hands full next week when they head to No. 14 Louisville and try and slow down Heisman Trophy victor Lamar Jackson. Proving to be the undisputed leader of the Clemson defense during his junior and senior seasons, Boulware left a void that needed filling when he departed for the NFL.

When Bryant returned, he led an 88-yard scoring drive that he ended with a three-yard TD run to take the lead for good.

“I think the thing we did a year ago is, we went out there and played fast”, Petrino said.

Is Kelly Bryant ready to show he is the real deal?

Saturday night’s Clemson-Louisville game will see the Cardinals host an impressive group of prospects, including four-star Indianapolis (Ind.) Warren Central 2019 wide receiver David Bell, who will be making his first visit to the campus.

Becoming the starting quarterback at Clemson in 2017 is not an easy task, especially when you’re trying to follow a man named DeShaun Watson.

If they fail, it’ll once again be up to Bryant to carry a big burden in that offense, both through the air and on the ground. “He’s a little bigger this year, too”. Despite early turnovers, Mayfield dominated the Buckeyes’ secondary as he passed for 386 yards and three touchdowns. But enough about the hype surrounding this Saturday’s game. The Tigers finished the year with a 14-1 record (7-1 in ACC play) before winning the conference and eventually the national championship. If he has even an average game by his standards, I’m not sure Clemson can keep up. Says Lamar Jackson in the discussion.

Star of the game: Kelly Bryant- All of the talk entering the game was centered on Jackson, but it was Bryant that made more plays with his arm and legs.

Thoughts and predictions of your own for this game?

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Tennessee Over Florida, Clemson over Louisville Among Top 25 Predictions
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