The Louisville Cardinals football team has done a lot of great things since joining the ACC three years ago. One thing it hasn’t done, though, is beat the Clemson Tigers.
The opportunity to make history when the Tigers visit Louisville in September practically had Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson on the edge of his seat at ACC Media Days this week.
“I’m very excited. We played there, and it was very loud, and the fans were all into the game. It’s our turn now,” Jackson said according to Tigers.net. “We wonder what happened [last season]. We just started losing. We have to transition into this year and turn it into motivation.”
Louisville came within 1 yard and an extra point from beating Clemson last season, falling 42-36 in a game where it spotted the Tigers 28 points in the first half. Louisville also turned the ball over three times and committed 11 penalties, most of which came in the sloppy first 30 minutes.
If Louisville wants to win the ACC’s Atlantic Division and possibly be in the College Football Playoff this winter, it must find a way to beat Clemson for the first time. The Cardinals will have their chance at home in Week 3 on Saturday, Sept. 16.