Free College Football Picks Today: Clemson Tigers vs Louisville Cardinals 11/12/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Clemson Tigers vs Louisville Cardinals 11/12/22
Sat 12th November 2022

The No. 12 Clemson University Tigers (8-1, 6-0 ACC) host the University of Louisville Cardinals (6-3, 3-3 ACC) at Memorial Stadium on Saturday for a matchup that pits one of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s strongest offenses against one of its best defenses.

The Tigers are seven-point favorites, and the total is 52. Louisville is coming off a dominant 34-10 win over James Madison at Cardinal Stadium last Saturday, their fourth straight victory. Malik Cunningham was 14 of 20 for 223 yards and three touchdowns.

Tiyon Evans ran 10 times for 126 yards and a touchdown. Tyler Hudson caught six passes for 142 yards and a touchdown.Clemson lost 35-14 to Notre Dame at Notre Dame Stadium last Saturday. DJ Uiagalelei threw for 191 yards, a touchdown, and an interception.

Will Shipley carried 12 times for 63 yards and a touchdown. Davis Allen hauled in seven receptions for 60 yards.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

The Tigers won the only meeting between the teams last season, a 30-24 victory in November, their fourth straight win against Louisville. DJ Uiagalelei threw two touchdowns for Clemson. Malik Cunningham had two touchdowns on the ground for Louisville.

TALE OF THE TAPE

The Cardinals are averaging 30.2 points per game for the season, 56th in FBS, and they are facing a Tigers defense that has surrendered 21.6 PPG (33rd). Meanwhile, Clemson has scored 34.6 points a game this season, 31st in the nation, and Louisville is allowing 19.4 PPG (20th).

The Cardinals rank 85th in the country in passing yards per game (221.3) and 25th in rushing (202.2). They will be facing a tough test on the ground, as the Tigers are 15th in the nation in rushing yards allowed per game (108.7).

Against the pass, Clemson is 63rd (226.6).Clemson is 73rd in the country in passing yards per game (231.1) and 49th in rushing (174.8), while the Cardinals are allowing 209.4 passing yards (37th) and 134.4 rushing yards per game (51st).

TOP PERFORMERS

Through eight games, Malik Cunningham has thrown for eight touchdowns (4 INT) and 184.6 yards per game to lead Louisville in passing. In three away games this season, he has one TD (2 INT) and an average of 179.7 yards passing.

Malik Cunningham also leads the team in rushing with an average of 67.6 yards per game. He has 11 touchdowns on the ground. Tyler Hudson is the Cardinals’ leading receiver with 78.1 yards a game and one TD.

DJ Uiagalelei has 18 passing touchdowns (5 INT) with 221.6 yards per game through nine games to lead Clemson. In four home games this season, he has thrown for five TDs (3 INT) and an average of 199.8 yards.

Will Shipley has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 89.1 yards a game through nine games. He has 11 touchdowns. Antonio Williams has been the primary target in the Tigers’ passing game. He has two touchdowns and a 43.3 yard per game average through nine appearances.

HOME AND AWAY

Clemson is looking to remain unbeaten at home this season in four games.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

Clemson (-275)

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