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D.J. Uiagalelei, Clemson rally to nip Louisville – Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky

Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky 2021-11-06 23:40:20 –

DJ Uiagalelei ran eight yards for a go-ahead touchdown when Clemson held Louisville 30-24 at Louisville’s Cardinal Stadium on Saturday night, leaving 4:12 in the game.

Clemson (6-3, 5-2 ACC) remained undefeated in seven games against the Cardinals (4-5, 2-4).

The Tigers have averaged 40.7 points ahead of the Cardinals in the last three meetings, but Saturday’s match was far from a blunder. Clemson never led to Uiagalelei’s slow score.

The Tigers added a 40-yard field goal by BT Potter with 2:24 remaining, but had to endure the final gasping by Louisville. It was blocked by four consecutive rush attempts.

Clemson stopped Malik Cunningham in the Louisville quarterback in the last three plays. Cunningham was the Cardinals catalyst, passing 174 yards and rushing 134 and two touchdowns.

However, after Cunningham’s 51-yard touchdown went down the left sideline, the Cardinals led 24-17, leaving 11:29 in the third quarter, and Louisville’s attack stagnated. Cunningham suffered an ankle sprain in his second possession in Louisville’s third quarter and returned to the game until Clemson scored a 34-yard field goal and cut the Cardinals lead to 24-20 with 10:17 remaining. did not.

Cunningham completed a 12-of-20 pass, marking the sixth 100-yard rush game of his career and the second of the season.

Uiagalelei completed two touchdowns on the 18-of-30 pass 220 yards at Clemson. This includes six completions at 104 yards and a score for former high school teammate Beaux Collins.

The game was drawn 17-17 in half-time. Louisville’s Jalen Mitchell scored on a 26-yard run when the Cardinals first owned the game, but Clemson counterattacked 59 seconds later with a 46-yard bomb from Wiagala Ray to Collins.

Cunningham scored from 23 yards and James Turner added a 44-yard field goal to push Louisville’s lead up to 17-7, leaving 10:32. Clemson responded with a 38-yard field goal by BT Potter and an 8-yard touchdown pass from Wiagareley to tight-end Davis Allen with 18 seconds remaining before halftime.

Louisville’s 223 rushyard was the most allowed in Clemson’s defense this season, but the Tigers’ defense lost nine tackles, including four sack.

-Field level media

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