ACC: Top 7 takeaways from a wild Week 3 in the ACC

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Sep 17, 2015; Louisville, KY, USA; Clemson Tigers tight end Stanton Seckinger (81) runs the ball after catching a pass from quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) during the second half against the Louisville Cardinals at Papa John

Starting off with the conference games, Clemson (3-0) went to Louisville (0-3) and played the exact kind of game I expected to see. It wasn’t flashy or provided much in the way highlight reel plays, rather it was a hard-nosed effort by both teams attempting to stave off self-inflicted wounds.

The teams combined for four turnovers courtesy of two interceptions apiece for Deshaun Watson and Kyle Bolin. In the end, it was a game Clemson won on defense, limiting the Cardinals to just seven offensive points and 272 total yards.

The difference in the game was Clemson’s ability, mainly Watson’s ability, to shrug off his two interceptions and trusting running back Wayne Gallman who had 24 carries and 139 yards. Meanwhile, Louisville is 0-3 after losing 20-17 and scrambling for answers.