CLEMSON, SC — — Louisville (6-3, 3-3 ACC) on No. 12 Clemson (8-1, 6-0), Saturday 3:30 p.m. EST (ESPN)
Clemson at 7.
Series record: Clemson leads 7-0.
WHAT’S AT Stake?
A chance for Clemson to win the ACC Atlantic Division outright and remain in talks for the College Football Playoffs, at least for now. The Tigers earned the Atlantic’s place in the ACC title game with last week’s loss to Syracuse. Four of Louisville’s losses to Clemson were caused by a touchdown or less, including last year’s 30-24 loss.
Clemson QB DJ Uiagalelei vs. Louisville’s pass defense. The Tigers’ offense has struggled in the last two games, and Uiagalelei has been benched in both games, including the 35-14 loss at No. 20 Notre Dame. The Cardinals are fourth against the pass in the ACC and held James Madison to just 52 yards through the air in a win last week.
PLAYER TO SEE
Louisville LB Momo Sanogo: The Ole Miss transfer posted a career-high 13 tackles last week and leads the Cardinals with 60 tackles, 29 of them in the last three games.
Clemson RB Will Shipley: He’s been the most relentless force on offense this season. When he was incapacitated by Notre Dame last week with just 63 yards, Clemson couldn’t get his attack moving. Shipley needs to regain his footing so the Tigers can hit back.
Clemson has won an ACC-record 38 straight home games. It may tie Oklahoma’s 39 straight home run from 2005 to 2011 for the ninth longest such streak in FBS history. … Louisville saved its season with four straight wins and qualified for the postseason for the third time in coach Scott Satterfield’s four seasons. … Clemson has averaged 40.6 points per game in his seven games with Louisville, the highest total against any FBS opponent. …Louisville QB Malik Cunningham has 119 touchdowns, matching the schooling mark of Baltimore Ravens passer and Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson. … The Cardinals are second in the country at 3.7 seven sacks per game. They scored eight in a win over Wake Forest and seven in a win over Virginia. … Clemson is chasing his 100th win over Power Five opponents since 2013, the most of those wins at this stretch. …Louisville is 25th nationally and third in the ACC when it comes to 201 yards per game.
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