Clemson-Louisville 2021 football game: what time, channel

Clemson Tigers running back Will Shipley (1) breaks a tackle from Florida State defensive back Jammie Robinson (10) in the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, October 30, 2021 , in Clemson, SC (AP Photo / Hakim Wright Sr.)

Clemson Tigers running back Will Shipley (1) breaks a tackle from Florida State defensive back Jammie Robinson (10) in the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, October 30, 2021 , in Clemson, SC (AP Photo / Hakim Wright Sr.)


Clemson hits the road for another ACC game, traveling to face Louisville on Saturday. Here’s what you need to know about the game.

Where is Clemson playing this week?

Who: Clemson (5-3, 4-2 ACC) vs. Louisville (4-4, 2-3)

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Or: Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, Ky.

TV: ACC Network

Flux: via the ESPN app

Radio: 105.5 FM in the Clemson area (see all Clemson affiliate radios here)

Satellite: Sirius 137, XM 382, ​​Internet 972

Series history

Clemson has yet to lose a game against Louisville. They’re 6-0 there since 2014 when the Tigers won 23-17. The last meeting was in 2019 when Clemson won 45-10 in Kentucky.

Weather forecast for Louisville Saturday

Sunny. High near 55. Light and variable winds. Clear skies mostly at night. Around 50 at kick-off and mid-40s at the end of the game.

What’s at stake

Clemson has managed to avoid consecutive losses for the third time this season after beating Florida State at home a week ago. Now seated at five wins, the Tigers can earn bowl eligibility with a win over Louisville this weekend. This will be the first time since 2014 that they will play in a non-college bowl game.

Final points gap between Clemson and Louisville

Clemson is a four-point favorite to beat Louisville.

Prediction of Clemson and Louisville games

ESPN’s Football Power Index gives the Tigers a 70.2% chance of winning the game.

The teams, in figures



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Opp. points / game



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Malik Cunningham, QB: A team’s offense should always go through the quarterback, and truer words couldn’t be said for the Cardinals. Malik Cunningham is essentially the team’s offense as the passing and running leader with 1,903 and 556 yards, respectively, averaging 307.4 yards per outing.

Yasir Abdallah, LB: Considered an underrated player heading into the season, Yasir Abdullah has carved out a place for himself in the Cardinals’ defense. He is currently fourth in the ACC in quarterback sacks with six and has 34 tackles, including 10 for losses.

CJ Avery, LB: By choosing to return to Louisville, CJ Avery is making the most of his fifth season. He leads the Cardinals in tackles with 53, including four for loss, as well as two sacks from the quarterback.


Xavier Thomas, FROM: Although he didn’t start against Florida State, Thomas was still a factor in the game against the Seminoles, totaling four tackles, a quarterback sack and a forced fumble. This week he and the Tigers defense will be tasked with trying to stop another double-threat quarterback in Malik Cunningham.

Joseph Ngata, WR: After being absent from the COVID-19 protocol, Joseph Ngata returned to the field last weekend against the Seminoles. He was the second-best receiver with 52 yards on three catches and will look to continue to create chemistry with quarterback DJ Uiagalelei this week on the road.

Davis Allen, TE: After securing a four-game starting spot in the season, Davis Allen has taken steps to become a consistent wide receiver for Uiagalelei while also working on his blocking. Last weekend, he caught an 11-yard touchdown pass in the back corner of the end zone for the Tigers’ first score of the game.

Clemson Depth Map

(as it appears in the play notes)


QB: DJ Uiagalelei (Taisun Phommachanh)

RB: Kobe Pace or Will Shipley (Phil Mafah)

WR: Justyn Ross (Beaux Collins)

WR: Joseph Ngata (Ajou Ajou)

WR: EJ Williams (Will Brown)

TE: Davis Allen (Sage Ennis or Jaelyn Lay)

LT: Jordan McFadden (Marcus Tate)

LG: Paul Tchio or Marcus Tate

C: Hunter Rayburn or Mason Trotter (Trent Howard)

RG: Will Putnam (Mason Trotter)

RT: Walker Parks (Mitchell Mayes)


FROM: Myles Murphy or KJ Henry

DT: Ruke Orhorhoro (Payton Page)

DT: Tre Williams (Darnell Jefferies)

FROM: Justin Mascoll or Xavier Thomas

SLB: Trenton Simpson or Malcolm Greene (Tyler Venables or Barrett Carter)

MLB: James Skalski (Jake Venables or Kane Patterson)

WLB: Baylon Spector (LaVonta Bentley)

CB: Mario Goodrich (Fred Davis or Nate Wiggins)

SS: Andrew Mukuba (RJ Mickens)

FS: Nolan Turner (Jalyn Phillips)

DC: Andrew Booth (Sheridan Jones)

Special teams:

PK: BT Potter (Jonathan Weitz)

P: Will Spiers (Aidan Swanson)

KO: BT Potter (Aidan Swanson)

LS (PK, P): Jack Maddox (Holden Caspersen)

H: Will Swinney (Drew Swinney)

PR: Will Brown or Justyn Ross

KOR: Will Shipley

Alexis Cubit is primarily the Clemson sports reporter for The (Columbia) State newspaper. Before moving to South Carolina in 2021, she covered sports in high school for six years and received a first place award in the Sports Reporting Category from the Texas Associated Press Editors in 2019. The California native received a BA in Journalism from Baylor University. in 2014.

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