SportsPulse: Paul Myerberg previews and prognosticates Week 8 of the college football season. He sends his best wishes to Tennessee and Michigan, both teams that are likely to take big Ls.
The Clemson-Louisville matchup was already sloppy. Then it got ugly.
The Tigers and Cardinals combined for five turnovers in the game’s first 17 minutes, including a pair of interceptions from Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence. As Louisville punted late in the third quarter, Clemson defensive back Andrew Booth Jr. became tangled with the Cardinals defensive back Trenell Troutman.
Booth Jr. wound up on top of Troutman and after some more shoving, he delivered a punch straight into Troutman’s helmet. The blow led to a commotion with players from both teams forming a pile.
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney was displeased with the freshman defensive back. He sent Booth Jr. to the locker room before the referee even announced he’d been removed from the game.