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CLEMSON, S.C. -- Receiver Ray-Ray McCloud cant wait to see how teammate Deshaun Wats
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CLEMSON, S.C. -- Receiver Ray-Ray McCloud cant wait to see how teammate Deshaun Watson responds when No. 3 Louisville plays at Clemson on Saturday.McCloud knows the maddeningly calm and careful Watson will be primed to show the Cardinals and Heisman Trophy front-runner Lamar Jackson who is truly on top of the Atlantic Coast Conference.I know hes the best player in the country, McCloud said of the fifth-ranked Tigers quarterback. For him to go out there against someone who supposedly is the best player in the country as well is just going to get him to a whole other level.Watson and Tigers (4-0, 1-0 ACC) will certainly need it this week.Louisville (4-0, 2-0), behind Jacksons dynamic play, has been the surprise of college football. The Cardinals made believers of many two weeks ago with a 63-20 demolition of highly ranked Florida State, a game in which Jackson accounted for five touchdowns.Last week, Jackson had 479 yards of offense and seven touchdowns in a 59-28 victory over Marshall last Saturday to set up the ACC Atlantics undefeated showcase .Those are similar to the eye-popping numbers Watson amassed much of last season in leading Clemson to the ACC championship and a spot in the national title game.Watson hasnt put up big numbers so far but in a 26-7 win at Georgia Tech last week he threw for 304 yards -- his first time this season surpassing 300 yards -- with two touchdowns as the Tigers built a 23-0 halftime lead in their league opener.It was a positive step, Watson felt, although still not where he and Clemsons offense hopes to be by seasons end.Were going to focus on what weve got to do at Clemson, Watson said Monday. We cant focus on Louisville or Lamar Jackson. Weve got to do what we do.In a head-to-head matchup, though, give Watson the check mark for big-game experience.Watson excelled in several of them last year in showdown wins over No. 6 Notre Dame (24-22), No. 17 Florida State (23-13), No. 8 North Carolina (45-37) and No. 2 Oklahoma (37-17).Watson nearly stole the show in a 45-40 loss to national champion Alabama last January with 478 yards of offense and four TD passes.If you play this game, all the great ones love the great competition of going against the best, Watson said.Still, Watson said he wont let himself get caught up in a Lamar-vs.-Deshaun mentality. The Heisman Trophy belonged to LSU runner Leonard Fournette this time a year ago before eventually going to Alabamas Derrick Henry, Watson recalled.I just do what I do to win, he said. I cant control what people thing about the Heisman (race). Thats out of my league.Louisville coach Bobby Petrino said his team showed good focus last week and expected a similar attention to detail in prepping for Clemson.I think were excited for it, he said. We feel like its a great opportunity for us. Our guys have worked extremely hard for it, put a lot of effort and dedication into getting here. Lets go play it.Watsons had his issues with Louisvilles defense in his two previous meetings. In 2014, Watson cracked a finger on a helmet in the first quarter and missed the rest of Clemsons 23-17 win. Watson was healthy, but off target at Louisville last season as Clemson held on for a 20-17 victory. He finished with 199 yards passing and two touchdowns, but threw two interceptions and struggled to consistently move the offense.Watson said that game was a building block toward bigger things later on -- something he believes is also happening this season as Clemsons attack continues its slow burn to success.Were still having the same energy that we had before, preparing at the same high level, Watson said. We just want to be 1-0 this week and move on from there.---AP college football website: http://www.collegefootball.ap.org Ryan Getzlaf Jersey .Y. -- Syracuse has turned up the defence at the right time all season, and when High Point threatened to pull off a monumental upset the second-ranked Orange did what they do best with their quick hands and savvy play. Jari Kurri Jersey . But the quarterback hopes to stay involved in football after officially calling it quits Tuesday. 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Here is his latest entry, as told to ESPN contributor Rupert Guinness:Stage 20 - Megève to Morzine - 146.5 km (91 miles)When I stood at the toilet peeing blood on the first rest day of the Tour de France in Andorra almost two weeks ago, I feared that my race was over. Forget the frustration of my stage two 1:45 time loss from a tyre puncture.As I quickly found out, I had a urinary tract infection that required me to go through two lots of antibiotics to fully recover from it. The team has been great about it. Besides treating me for the condition, the team still remained one hundred supportive of my chance and backed me accordingly to the finish.This Tour has not been an easy run. Nor has it for anyone who raced it; even though some who followed it from outside of the peloton may say it was not the most exciting Tour. But discovering my health problem after I peed blood in Andorra on July 11 really brought it home to me what impact racing an event as hard as the Tour can have on your health.For obvious reasons I did not talk about my health issue when it arose. I am glad I did not. This Tour has really taught me so much about how to handle crisis moments, whether it be due to an overnight illness or in-race misfortune such as a crash or clash with spectators. But I also rallied and came on strong towards the end and found myself in a position to fight for the podium.I will eventually miss out by two places on Sunday when the Tour finishes stage 21 from Chantilly to the Champs èlysèes in Paris, but to still finish fifth overall is great. What gets me is the feeling that I have thrown time away.Crashes knock you around a bit and can make life in the race uncomfortable, but losing time senselessly is disappointing. Still, I felt I was one of the stronger riders, and that serves as extra motivation for next year.Sure, I wish it wasnt raining as itt was the last two days in the Tour, but everyone faced it.dddddddddddd I stuck at it and Im glad for that. When we got to the bottom of the last climb of stage 20 on Saturday, the Col de Joux Plane, everyone was in the hurt locker.Maybe, if it had of been dry, we wouldve seen more aggressive racing between the contenders. We came down from the Joux Plane summit to Morzine safely, but on the limit. It was so slippery. I wouldnt say I was scared, but it was in the back of your mind that things could easily go wrong.I am honoured to be riding for BMC as I am. The team brought me in as a leader and this shows that without the bad luck I would be [here and] capable of really fighting for it. That is probably more important to me actually mentally for next year ... to know I can do it.In many ways, the Tour has been quieter too. I did not become targeted to the sort things that Ive experienced before. Sure I had my stage two flat, and the crash with Froome and Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) into the motor bike on Mont Ventoux late on stage 12.And I had a hat thrown at me in the stage 17 time-trial by someone and a couple of guys abuse me. But generally this year the atmosphere by the side of the road has been a lot better. There was not the intensity and volatile nature of the crowds I experienced before.There has been no shortage of motivation to push so hard so late in the Tour. That also stems from being picked for Australia to race in the Olympics time trial and road race events. The Olympics are a big carrot.Normally tomorrow I would go to a big party. But with the Games on, Ill go home to Monaco on Monday for four days, recover, then race the Clásica San Sebastian in Spain on Saturday before bottling my form to race in Rio.First things first ... I need to finish stage 21 of this years Tour to Paris on Sunday. ' ' '
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