Satterfield: Clemson has talent all over the field


Clemson football visits Cardinal Stadium Saturday Oct. 19 undefeated and ranked second after winning the national championship last season. The Tigers face a Louisville team coming off consecutive conference wins for the first time since 2017.

Louisville coach Scott Satterfield said Clemson has talent across the field. He hopes his team can stay in the game for an opportunity late in the fourth quarter similar to North Carolina, a team that lost to Clemson 21-20 Sept. 28.

“They [Clemson] went into Chapel Hill a little flat maybe, give some credit to North Carolina, maybe they had a great defensive plan,” Satterfield said. “Next thing you know you’re sitting there in the second half of a tight ball game.”

Clemson seemed more focus against Florida State last weekend following a bye week. The Tigers won 45-14 in a performance that impressed Satterfield.

“I was like ‘wow, man, they turned it on,’” Satterfield said. “Everyone is talking about what this Clemson team is, but they have won 21 straight games, I think 14 out of their last 15 they have won by more than 14 points. It’s unbelievable that people want to try to write a story about this isn’t the Clemson team we are used to.”

Quarterback Trevor Lawrence leads an offense averaging 497 yards and 39.2 points per game. The sophomore has thrown for 1,301 yards and 11 touchdowns. Travis Etienne has rushed for 589 yards and five touchdowns.

Clemson has the nation’s third-ranked defense, allowing 254.8 yards of offense and limiting opponents to 104.8 rushing yards per game.

“These guys are good, they are well coached, they expect to win, and they have a lot of talent,” Satterfield said.