Clemson vs Louisville NCAA Football Picks
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Cardinal Stadium is the venue where Evan Conley and the Louisville Cardinals will take on the Clemson Tigers on Saturday. Louisville opens this contest as 23-point underdogs. The Tigers are 4-2-0 ATS and 2-4-0 when betting on the total. The Cardinals are 3-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-2-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Clemson Tigers played the Florida State Seminoles and ended up getting the win by a score of 45-14. Leading the way at QB for the Tigers was Trevor Lawrence who went 17/25 with 170 yards passing and completed 3 touchdowns. He tossed 1 pick on the day. Travis Etienne paced the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 27 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for a total of 127 yards by way of 17 carries which gave him an average of 7.5 yards per run. Justyn Ross was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 61 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 12.2 yards per reception for the game. The Tigers ended up rushing 53 times and generated 320 yards giving them an average of 6.0 yards per attempt. In the game, they ran 91 plays for a total of 552 yards. Overall, the Tigers had a total of 31 first downs and they had a total of 6 infractions for 65 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. In terms of defense, Clemson gave up 17 completions on 35 throws for a total of 150 yards, and a completion percentage of 48.6%. On the ground, the Tigers gave up 103 yards on 23 carries which is an average of 4.5 yards per run allowed. In the game, they conceded a total of 253 yards and earned 4 takeaways.
The Tigers step onto the field holding a record of 6-0 this season. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 39.2 points per contest, ranking them 14th in Division 1. As a team, they have an average of 238.8 rushing yards per game which is 2nd in the Atlantic Coast Conference. For total yards, they sit in 2nd in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 16th in Division 1 with 2,982 yards. The Tigers have one of the top tier defenses in D-1, allowing 12.3 points per contest putting them 1st in the Atlantic Coast Conference. In terms of yards rushing, Clemson is giving up 104.5 yards per game putting them 5th in the ACC and 20th in Division 1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3 yards per carry which has them at 5th in the ACC and 15th in college football overall. In total, they have conceded 627 yards rushing through 6 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Tigers have conceded 1,549 yards. Teams are completing 50.6% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 5.3 yards per try.
The last time they took the field, the Louisville Cardinals went up against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and earned the victory by a score of 62-59. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Cardinals was Evan Conley who went 12/18 with 196 yards through the air and tossed 2 TD's. He walked away with 1 interception during the game. Evan Conley led the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 41 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the game. He rushed for a total of 79 yards via 7 carries which gave him an average of 11.3 yards per run. Dez Fitzpatrick was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 125 yards on 5 catches. He had an average of 25.0 yards per reception for the game. The Cardinals ran the ball a total of 44 times and totaled 225 yards which had them averaging 5.1 yards per run. For the game, they totaled 69 plays for 520 yards. For the contest, the Cardinals racked up a total of 22 1st downs and they totaled 8 penalties for 90 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. On the defensive side of the ball, Louisville conceded 33 catches on 56 tries totaling 423 yards, and a completion percentage of 58.9%. On the ground, the Cardinals conceded 245 yards on 46 runs which gave them an average of 5.3 yards per carry allowed. For the game, they gave up 668 yards and forced 3 takeaways.
The Cardinals head into this matchup 4-2. Louisville has shown the nation they have a formidable rushing attack by averaging 229.2 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 21st in the country. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,375 yards rushing through 6 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Cardinals average 490.5 yards per contest overall putting them 15th in the country and 3rd in the conference. The Cardinals are giving up 31.5 points per game ranking them 12th in the conference and 97th in D-1. When it comes to points given up, they have given up 189 total points. In terms of rushing yards, they are allowing 174.5 yards per game which puts them at 84th in the nation and 12th in the conference. For 2019, they have allowed a total of 1,047 rushing yards and 10.8 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road groups in Division 1. They are conceding 264.8 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Cardinals sit in 11th in the ACC.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Cardinals college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers -23
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