Live Blog: Louisville vs. Clemson


Louisville football faces its toughest test of the season in third-ranked Clemson at Cardinal Stadium Oct. 19. The Cardinals (4-2) are coming off consecutive conference wins for the first time since 2017 while Clemson (6-0) is looking for its 22nd straight victory.

Follow along for live updates and analysis.

11:30 a.m., teams are warming up on the field with kickoff 35 minutes away. Louisville is in its chrome red helmets, red jerseys and white pants. 

Something to note, Louisville's starting middle linebacker Dorian Etheridge is out for the first half against Clemson following a targeting penalty in the fourth quarter against Wake Forest last week. C.J. Avery move from weakside linebacker to middle linebacker while Monty Montgomery will start at weakside linebacker.

Montgomery has appeared in all six games, but it will be the sophomore's first start this season. 

End of the first quarter: Clemson leads Louisville 3-0. Louisville was able to move the ball in the first quarter, but two turnovers limited any offensive production.

Russ Yeast intercepts a pass in the end zone, the Cardinals second interception of the game, takes over on the 20-yard-line.

Louisville loses another fumble, Tutu Atwell fumbles on a screen pass and Clemson recovers on the 24-yard-line, the play is being reviewed.

The call is reversed, Louisville avoids another turnover and Mason King sends a punt 59 yards.

Amari Rodgers goes down the sideline for a 61-yard gain, Clemson has the ball inside the 10-yard-line. 

10:41 second quarter, Joseph Ngata catches a 6-yard touchdown from Trevor Lawrence, Clemson leads Louisville 10-0. The Tigers goes 81 yards in six plays.

Hassan Hall returns a kickoff 38 yards, Evan Conley in at quarterback for Louisville. 

Javian Hawkins rushes for 15 yards, Louisville has the ball on the Clemson 32-yard-line. 

Louisville's drive stalls inside the 15-yard-line.

4:57 second quarter: Clemson leads Louisville 10-3, Blanton Creque makes a 27-yard field goal following a 52-yard drive. Conley leads a scoring drive on his first possession. 

3:51 second quarter, Clemson has the ball on the 14-yard-line, facing a second-and-21.

2:25 second quarter, Louisville's defense gets a stop, the Cardinals take over on the 28-yard-line. 

1:12 second quarter, Clemson calls a timeout after Conley is sacked

1:05 second quarter, Clemson takes over on the 23-yard-line.

0:17 second quarter, Lawrence spikes the ball to kill the clock. Clemson has the ball on the 25-yard-line. 

0:05 second quarter, Justin Ross catches a 25-yard touchdown from Lawrence on a throw in the back corner of the end zone. Clemson leads Louisville 17-3. The Tigers go 77 yards in five plays. 

That's a big score for Clemson, Louisville could have gone into the half trailing by just a touchdown. Considering Clemson's defense, two scores seems like plenty of distance between the teams. 

Halftime stats: Clemson has 284 yards of offense and averaging 9.5 yards per play. Louisville 157 yards of offense and two turnovers. 

Trevor Lawrence is 12 of 16 for 165 yards and two touchdowns, but has thrown two interceptions. 

Hassan Hall is out for the remainder of the game with a lower leg injury. 

11:38 third quarter, Louisville goes for it on fourth-and-1 from their own 48-yard-line, Clemson stops the run to take over on downs. The Tigers will have great field position and can put the field out of reach with a score. 

9:57 third quarter, Clemson has the ball on the Cardinal 28-yard-line, facing a third-and-9. 

9:14 third quarter, Clemson can't capitalize on the good field position as a field goal is missed.

8:11 third quarter, Tiger cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. exits the game after appearing to throw a punch during the punt return. He was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Clemson takes over on the 7-yard-line. 

7:12 third quarter, Clemson facing a third-and-11 from their 6-yard-line. 

Lawrence goes 20 yards on a quarterback draw to move Clemson away from its own endzone. 

5:28 third quarter, Clemson's drive moves toward midfield, the Tigers have the ball on the 41-yard-line with a second-and-8.

4:28 third quarter, Clemson punts, Louisville takes over on the 21-yard-line. The Cardinals need to score at this point, Conley back in. 

1:35 third quarter, Etienne goes 49 yards for a touchdown, Clemson leads Louisville 24-3.

End of the third quarter, Conley is sacked on third-down. Clemson leads Louisville 24-3. 

12:43 fourth quarter, Frank Ladson Jr. catches a 10-yard touchdown, Clemson leads Louisville 31-3. 

12:11 fourth quarter, A.J. Terrell intercepts a pass and returns it 26 yards. Conley was hit hard on the throw, the play is being reviewed for targeting. 

10:14 fourth quarter, Clemson capitalizes on the turnover, Darien Rencher scores from eight yards to give Clemson a 38-3 lead. 

5:19 fourth quarter, Louisville is on its best drive of the game, the Cardinals are on the 4-yard-line. Hawkins surpassed 100 yards for the fourth time this season. He has carries for 12, 19 and 25 yards on the drive. 

5:10 fourth quarter, Hawkins scores from three yards, Clemson leads Louisville 38-10. Louisville goes nine plays, 75 yards in five minutes.