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ACC Football Week 14: Kings of Kentucky
Sure, it was a closer game than Vegas thought it was going to be, but the Cardinals found a way and they finish their regular season at 9-3.
This game was essentially two quarters of scoring and two quarters of not-really-scoring. Yet, in the early going, this contest was all Kentucky. The Wildcats pulled ahead 13-0 early in the second quarter, only to see Louisville storm back and take a halftime lead.
Then, back and forth we went in the fourth quarter. Kentucky retook the lead with 9:32 to go, then Louisville went back on top with 7:58 left; Kentucky again retook the lead with 5:31 to go, and finally, Louisville scored the winning touchdown with 2:47 left.
Kyle Bolin led the Cardinals in this one after Reggie Bonnafon went down with an injury, throwing three touchdowns. Pretty good opening act for Louisville in the ACC.
ACC Football Week 14: Sultans of South Cackalack
The Head Ball Coach has the second-best team in South Carolina. We knew it before this game was played, and the results have confirmed it.
Clemson, of course, has the best. With a sound 35-17 victory, in which quarterback Deshaun Watson played with a torn ACL, the Tigers cemented a nine-win season.
While Watson will get the praise for playing and winning injured, Wayne Gallman rushed for 191 yards and a touchdown on the day, while Artavis Scott had 185 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
Clemson can now prepare for a good bowl, though it remains to be seen if it’s a primo bowl like the Orange. That may be going to Georgia Tech now.