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The highest-graded players from Clemson's win over Louisville, 77-16

Nov 3, 2018; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers running back Lyn-J Dixon (23) carries the ball during the second half against the Louisville Cardinals at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Tigers won 77-16. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

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The Clemson Tigers were able to continue their unbeaten streak with an emphatic 77-16 victory over the visiting Louisville Cardinals on Saturday afternoon. For the first time in school history, Clemson has won four games in a row by 30 or more points, and The Tigers have now improved to 27-1 in their last 28 games against ACC Atlantic teams.

[Editor's Note: While we grade every player on every game, to qualify for an overall game grade for this recap's purpose, a player must have played at least 20 snaps to be considered a full-time contributor to the game.]

Top 5 Overall

Clemson offense

Travis Etienne, RB – 82.5 overall grade
Tremayne Anchrum, T – 79.8 overall grade
Justyn Ross, WR – 74.6 overall grade
Derion Kendrick, WR – 73.3 overall grade
Justin Falcinelli, C – 72.6 overall grade

Clemson defense

Christian Wilkins, DI – 91.8 overall grade
Dexter Lawrence, DI – 79.4 overall grade
Tanner Muse, S – 79.0 overall grade
Clelin Ferrell, EDGE – 76.3 overall grade
Kendall Joseph, LB – 75.5 overall grade

Louisville offense

Jaylen Smith, WR – 72.4 overall grade
Dez Fitzpatrick, WR – 70.4 overall grade
Seth Dawkins, WR – 64.0 overall grade
Colin Wilson, RB – 63.5 overall grade
Hassan Hall, RB – 62.3 overall grade

Louisville defense

Anthony Johnson, CB – 72.4 overall grade
P.J. Blue, LB – 69.7 overall grade
Henry Famurewa, DI – 64.5 overall grade
Dejmi Dumervil-Jean, DI – 61.2 overall grade
Michael Boykin, DI – 60.2 overall grade

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