There is little room to debate which game is capturing the minds of NCAA Football fans this weekend. In a weekend with a number of lackluster matchups, Clemson vs. Louisville looms large.
Florida vs. Tennessee offers some intrigue, but with the postponement of Miami vs. Florida State, it clears the way for an epic rematch.
It’s come down to the wire in every contest in recent history, and the Cardinals have found themselves on the short end of the stick each time. This year, they likely have their best chance to come out on top.
Returning Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson has been as explosive as he was last season.
Clemson looked dominant against Kent State in their opening week game, but eeked by a listless Auburn team last week
The game should be close, prompting the latest hype videos to be appropriately named: “A Game of Inches.”
Lamar Jackson might have to revert to his bag-o-tricks to pull this one out. While the quarterbacks dynamism is undeniable, he isn’t helping his NFL stock any by running all over defenses when the pressure starts to set in. But that might be exactly what’s required of him here.
More than helping his possible position in the upcoming NFL Draft, it’s easy to imagine he wants to win. If he can manage to do so this week, and keep his play at such a high level for the rest of the season, we might be looking at only the second player to win two Heisman Trophies.
He has to get past third ranked Clemson first though.