No. 5 Clemson and No. 3 Louisville meet Saturday night in what looks to be the most intriguing matchup in a weekend chock-full of em’.
The Tigers have yet to bust out of the gate in 2016, barely surviving their first two games against Auburn and Troy by a combined 12 points. And while quarterback DeShaun Watson’s numbers on the season haven’t exactly inspired awe, his last two games against South Carolina State and Georgia Tech, in which he’s thrown for 456 yards and five touchdowns, appear to signal a return to the form he showed last season as a Heisman Trophy finalist.
And it’s a good thing because on the other side is college football’s most dynamic player, Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson.
Through the season’s first four games, Jackson’s been the most dynamic player in the nation and the clear Heisman frontrunner. He’s put up the most total touchdowns in the country (25), most rushing touchdowns (12), 6th most passing yards (1,330), 5th most passing touchdowns (13), fifth most rushing yards (526), and best total QBR (93.7).
With both teams now in the ACC, this game could serve as a de facto conference championship game. And both teams will be dressed for the occasion with new, alternate uniforms.