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2016 Schedule
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18hDavid M. Hale

Louisville ready to step up in ACC Atlantic

With an electric quarterback and a lot of defensive talent returning, Louisville believes it can threaten Florida State and Clemson this season.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida State running back Dalvin Cook and Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson played against each other in high school. "He scored on us on the first play," Cook said. Then Cook's team got the ball. "On his first play in, he scored," Jackson said. "As soon as he touched the ball, he went for like 80. I never seen that before." So whose team won? "They did," Jackson said. "Too much speed."

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

The best defense Lamar Jackson's faced? "Houston."

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

The ACC did Louisville no favors bunching Florida State (Sept. 17) and Clemson (Oct. 1) early in the schedule, but Cardinals coach Bobby Petrino said no one wants to hear coaches complain about the schedule. He says he believes Louisville right now is at the point where it can win its first ACC title.

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked about Heisman hype, Louisville QB Lamar Jackson says he doesn't watch any TV at all, so he is unaware of the attention. He later conceded that he does watch Netflix, though.

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Watch: Louisville's day at ACC Kickoff

Louisville returns a total of 17 starters, including Heisman dark horse QB Lamar Jackson, who joins coach Bobby Petrino at Day 2 of ACC Kickoff. Live on ESPN3

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Bobby Petrino on expectations: "We have a goal to win a national championship at Louisville. We know it's a tough goal. It's a great challenge, but one we're looking forward to."

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Louisville rides momentum into 2016

After an 0-3 start, the Cardinals finished 8-2 in their final 10 games. As freshman phenom Lamar Jackson took over at quarterback, the team's QBR improved greatly. Heisman buzz?

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Seminoles projected as ACC favorites

Florida State has a 45 percent chance to win the ACC, according to ESPN's Football Power Index. Atlantic Division foe Clemson is given a 32 percent chance to win the conference.

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ACC isn't hiding from top competition

Clemson, UNC and FSU kick off the season against SEC teams. In Week 2, Virginia Tech meets Tennessee at Bristol Motor Speedway. Penn State, Notre Dame, Houston and Florida will also challenge ACC teams.

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2dPhil Steele

ACC forecast: Clemson, FSU should rule in 2016

The ACC is again top-heavy, and Clemson and Florida State are legitimate CFP title contenders. But don't sleep on the Coastal division either, especially with Miami on the rise.

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Louisville's Devonte Fields could be a dominant force on defense

ACC Kickoff is upon us, but before the media’s picks for players of the year are released later this week, ESPN writers Andrea Adelson, Jared Shanker, Matt Fortuna and David Hale are taking a crack at some of the names to watch.

Dale Zanine, USA TODAY sports
4dPhil Steele

The 13 biggest CFB surprise teams for 2016

The top of the 2016 college football heap is projected to look a lot like the end of 2015 -- starting with Alabama and Clemson. But what are the sneaky-good teams that could crash the CFP party?

Team Stats

Passing Yards246.644th
Rushing Yards159.781st
Points For30.3Tied-59th
Points Against24.348th

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