Football - Louisville at Clemson Preview



3/4 Louisville (4-0, 1-0 ACC) at #5/3 Clemson (4-0, 1-0 ACC) 8 p.m.; ABC
Memorial Stadium (81,500)
The Series
: Clemson leads 2-0; Clemson leads 1-0 at home
The Coaches: Bobby Petrino: 62-18 (7th year) at Louisville; 104-39 (12th year) overall
Dabo Swinney: 79-27 (9th year) at Clemson and overall
Last week: Louisville def. Marshall 59-28; Clemson def. Georgia Tech 26-7
Of note: With ESPN's GameDay on hand and a national TV audience, the Atlantic Division battle of elite teams will be watched closely throughout the ACC and the nation. The teams first met two years upon Louisville's entry into the ACC, and Clemson has won both meetings to date. The Tigers, ranked No. 11 heading into last year's game at Louisville, hung on for a 20-17 win as QB Deshaun Watson threw two TD passes and RB Wayne Gallman ran for 139 yards. Clemsonsurvived a 100-yard kickoff return by Louisville's Traveon Samuel.
Ones to watch: Louisville TE Cole Hikutini was the recipient of two of QB Lamar Jackson's TD passes in last Saturday night's win at Marshall ... Clemson freshman WR Cornell Powell caught a season-high fi ve passes in last Thursday night's road win at Georgia Tech.
Next game: Clemson at Boston College (Oct. 7); Duke at Louisville (Oct. 14)
Massey Ratings Prediction: Clemson 35 - Louisville 31