Clem­son blows out Louisville

Tulsa World - - Around The Nation - By Gary B. Graves

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Clem­son held 2016 Heis­man Tro­phy win­ner La­mar Jack­son in check for most of the game, quar­ter­back coun­ter­part Kelly Bryant ac­counted for three touch­downs, and the third-ranked Tigers routed No. 14 Louisville 4721 on Satur­day night in an At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence show­down.

Jack­son passed for 317 yards and three TDs, but most of that came with things al­ready in hand for Clem­son (3-0, 1-0 ACC). The Tigers' Do­rian O'Don­nell re­turned an in­ter­cep­tion 44 yards for a TD and a 26-7 third-quar­ter lead, and they sacked Jack­son four times. Bryant, mean­while, won the QB bat­tle with TD runs of 8 and 1 yards sand­wiched around a 79-yard scor­ing pass to wide-open Ray-Ray McCloud in the se­cond quar­ter.

Jack­son had TD passes of 11 yards to Charles Stand­berry, 36 yards to Jaylen Smith and 8 to Dez Fitz­patrick. But the ju­nior strug­gled to throw and run all night for Louisville (2-1, 1-1 ACC). The Cardinals were out­gained 613-433, sav­ing face some­what with a 14-point fourth quar­ter.

After three wins over the Cardinals by 15 com­bined points, the Tigers left no doubt this time. Ques­tions about the of­fense after a 14-6 win over Auburn were ef­fec­tively an­swered with their se­cond

HOW THE AP TOP 25 FARED

No. 1 Alabama (3-0): beat Colorado State 41-23.

Next: at Van­der­bilt, Satur­day.

No. 2 Ok­la­homa (3-0): beat Tu­lane 56-14. Next: at Bay­lor, Satur­day.

No. 3 Clem­son (3-0): beat No. 14 Louisville 47-21.

Next: Bos­ton Col­lege, Satur­day.

No. 4 South­ern Cal (2-0): vs. Texas. Next: at Cal­i­for­nia, Satur­day.

No. 5 Penn State (3-0): beat State 56-0.

Next: at Iowa, Satur­day.

No. 6 Wash­ing­ton (2-0): vs. Fresno State. Next: at Colorado, Satur­day.

No. 7 Michi­gan (3-0): beat Air Force 29-13. Next: at Pur­due, Satur­day.

No. 8 Ohio State (2-1): beat Army 38-7. Next: vs. UNLV, Satur­day.

No. 9 Ok­la­homa State (3-0): 59-21.

Next: vs. No. 20 TCU, Satur­day.

No. 10 Wis­con­sin (3-0): beat BYU 40-6. Next: vs. North­west­ern, Satur­day, Sept. 30.

No. 11 Florida State (0-1):

Next: vs. NC State, Satur­day.

No. 12 LSU (2-1): lost to Mis­sis­sippi State 37-7.

Next: vs. Syra­cuse, Satur­day.

No. 13 Georgia (3-0): beat Sam­ford 42-14. Next: vs. Mis­sis­sippi State, Satur­day. Georgia beat Pitts­burgh did not play:

No. 14 Louisville (2-1): lost to No. 3 Clem­son 47-21.

Next: vs. Kent State, Satur­day.

No. 15 Auburn (2-1): beat Mercer 24-10. Next: at Mis­souri, Satur­day.

No. 16 Vir­ginia Tech (3-0):

Carolina 64-17.

Next: vs. Old Do­min­ion, Satur­day.

No. 17 Mi­ami (1-0): did not play.

Next: .

Next: vs. Toledo, Satur­day.

No. 18 Kansas State (2-1): lost to Van­der­bilt 14-7.

Next: vs. Bay­lor, Satur­day, Sept. 30.

No. 19 Stan­ford (1-1): at San Diego State. Next: vs. No. 25 UCLA, Satur­day.

No. 20 TCU (3-0): beat SMU 56-36. Next: at No. 9 OK­la­homa State, Satur­day. No. 21 Wash­ing­ton State (3-0): beat Ore­gon State 52-23.

Next: vs. Ne­vada, Satur­day.

No. 22 South Florida (3-0):

47-23, Fri­day.

Next: vs. Tem­ple, Thurs­day.

No. 23 Ten­nessee (2-1): lost to No. 24 Florida 26-20.

Next: vs. UMass, Satur­day.

No. 24 Florida (1-1): beat No. 23 Ten­nessee 26-20.

Next: at Ken­tucky, Satur­day.

No. 25 UCLA (2-1): lost to Mem­phis 48-45. Next: at No. 19 Stan­ford, Satur­day. beat beat East Illi­nois

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