Here a few post-game notes from today’s game. Some things of interest include Javian Hawkins big day and the fact it was the first time Clemson allowed a 100 yard rusher in a very long time, the secondary picking off Trevor Lawrence, and a good day for Khane Pass.
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Louisville Football Post-Game Notes
Louisville versus Clemson | Oct. 19, 2019 | Cardinal Stadium
- Clemson won the toss and deferred. Louisville received the opening kickoff for the first time on the season.
- Louisville is 17-57-1 all-time against opponents ranked in the top 25 of the Associated Press poll, with an 8-16 mark at home, and 1-5 all-time against teams ranked No. 2.
- After failing to record an interception over the first four games, the Cardinals have five over the last three games with two more on Saturday.
- With Blanton Creque’s 28-yard field goal in the second quarter, Louisville extended its streak to 244 consecutive games without being shutout.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER NOTES
- Mekhi Becton made his team-high 20th consecutive start on Saturday.
- Javian Hawkins rushed for 129 yards on a career-high 26 carries, to give him 751 yards on the season. Hawkins now has the third-most rushing yards in a season by a freshman, trailing only Victor Anderson (1,047 in 2008) and Lamar Jackson (960 in 2015).
- Hawkins crossed the 100-yard plateau for the fourth time this season, the third freshman in Louisville history with at least four 100-yard games (Victor Anderson in 2008, Lamar Jackson in 2015 each had five).
- Hawkins snapped a streak of 27 consecutive games for Clemson without allowing a 100-yard rusher.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER NOTES
- Monty Montgomery made the first start of his Louisville career at linebacker starting in place of Dorian Etheridge, who missed the first half due to a targeting call in the Wake Forest game. Montgomery finished with a season-high five stops on the day.
- Jared Goldwire recorded his second sack of the season in the first quarter. It was just the fifth sack allowed by Clemson in 2019.
- Jack Fagot tallied the first interception of his career, picking off Lawrence at the goal line in the first quarter.
- Russ Yeast picked off a pass in the end zone on the final play of the first quarter, the first interception of his career.
- Khane Pass finished with seven tackles on Saturday, tying for the team lead. Pass, the team’s leading tackler, has 41 tackles over the last four games.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER NOTES
- Hassan Hall had a 38-yard kickoff return in the second quarter, moving him into sixth all-time on Louisville’s career list with 1,205.
- Blanton Creque connected on his only field goal attempt, a 28-yarder in the second quarter to improve to 8-of-10 on the year. Creque has made at least one field goal in six of seven games this season.
- Mason King averaged 48.5 yards on his six punts, his highest total of the season. King entered with two punts of more than 50 yards this season before tallying two 59-yard kicks on Saturday.