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Louisville vs. Syracuse: How to watch, what to watch

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Louisville and Syracuse square off in the big apple. Both teams carry a fair amount of draft-eligible talent to keep an eye on.

Auburn v Louisville Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Gameday Info:

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location: Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York


Live Stream: WatchESPN

Spread: Louisville -11

Louisville Players to Watch:

Josh Harvey-Clemons | Safety | Junior | 6’5” | 230 LBS

Scouting Report: He showcases outstanding size and is a hard-nosed hitter. Harvey-Clemons is a very solid tackler and retains long arms to fight his way off blocks. Plays physical and can contest with bigger receivers. On the downside, JHC is not a true burner. He also does have some trouble in coverage at times.

Devonte Fields | OLB | 6’3” | 245 LBS

Scouting Report: A speedster. Fields displays excellent burst and quickness off the line of scrimmage. He is routinely finding his way into the backfield due to his explosion off the line. He’s fairly flexible and can run the arc fluidly. In the run game, he stays patient and diagnoses the play before making his decisions. However, he’s all speed. No power. He does not have the strength or leg drive to knock offensive linemen back or off balance. In pass coverage, he struggles blanketing his receivers and gives up too much separation in and out of their cuts.

Other Players to Watch: (ILB) Keith Kelsey, (DT) Deangelo Brown, (WR) James Quick, (RB) Brandon Radcliff

Syracuse Players to Watch:

Gabe Sherrod | DE | Redshirt Senior | 6’4” | 240 LBS

Scouting Report: Sherrod, a redshirt senior, presents an exceedingly quick first step for a big man. He has a high motor and will stop at nothing to get to the passer or rusher. Sherrod also has a likeable repertoire of moves to get around the edge. A negative hovering around Sherrod is his lack of experience. He transferred from Delaware State so this will be his first season competing against top-tier talent.

Other Players to Watch: (LB) Marquez Hodge, (WR) Brisly Estime, (WR) Steve Ishmael, (OG) Omari Palmer