Louisville Receiver Goes Out Of Bounds Short Of Marker; Clemson Wins Instant Classic


As far as football games go, it doesn’t get much better than the instant classic Clemson and Louisville played Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, the current front-runner for the Heisman Trophy, and Clemson quarterback DeShaun Watson, one of the preseason favorites for the award, both put on a show in this highly-anticipated matchup between top-5 Atlantic Coast Conference teams.

Unfortunately for Jackson and the No. 3 Cardinals, they came up one yard short in the end.

The Cardinals faced a fourth-and-12 from the Tigers’ 14-yard line after a false start moved them back, but it appeared as though they called the perfect play on a short pass from Jackson to James Quick. However, Quick didn’t cut back in and instead went out of bounds 1-yard short of the first-down marker.

It was shocking that the Cardinals were in that position to begin with, though, after the Tigers built up a 28-10 halftime lead at home. But Jackson got his team back in it before Watson did his best Tim Tebow impersonation with a jump pass to give Clemson the lead for good.

Thumbnail photo via Joshua S. Kelly/USA TODAY Sports Images

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