LOUISVILLE, Ky. Sporting Alert — The college football battle between No. 3 Clemson and No. 14 Louisville at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium has a new kickoff time on September 16.
Officials announced on Sunday that the new starting time for the football game between the pair of top-15 teams is now set for 8:00 p.m. ET.
The initial kickoff time was scheduled for a 3:30 p.m., but moved to primetime, according to a Louisville release after the Miami (FL) vs. Florida State game shifted to October because of Hurricane Irma.
Saturday’s game will be televised nationally on ABC and stream live on WatchESPN and Watch ABC with Kirk Herbstreit, Chris Fowler, and Maria Taylor making the call.
The game is one of two ranked vs. ranked contest playing in Week 3.
The Cardinals (2-0) moved up three places to 14th in The Associated Press’ latest College Football Top 25 Rankings after streaking to a 47-35 victory over North Carolina on Saturday.
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Defending Clemson (2-0) picked up one first-place vote and remains No. 3 in the AP Top 25 rankings after holding out for a 14-6 win over Auburn on Saturday.
The Tigers beat Louisville 42-36 in their championship winning season last October to improve to 5-0 at the time.
Clemson has also won three straight in this series.
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All eyes will again be at the quarterback positions with Louisville’s Lamar Jackson hoping to put on a show.
The reigning Heisman Trophy winner has so far thrown for 771 yards with a 64.71 pass completion percentage with five touchdowns without an interception.
Clemson’s starting QB Kelly Bryant has so far passed for 417 yards with a 68.63 completion percentage and has one touchdown and an interception.
Meanwhile, ESPN’s College GameDay will be broadcasting live from the oval in front Grawemeyer Hall, on the Louisville campus in Week 3.
A win for Jackson and Louisville would certainly pushed them further up the AP rankings, while Clemson can keep tabs on Alabama and Oklahoma with another victory this season.