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Should U of L's defense be listed as a reference for Deshaun Watson's Heisman resume?

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Clemson is taking their quarterback's Heisman Trophy resume seriously...and literally. The Tigers' football team tweeted a complete resume for Deshaun Watson's Heisman candidacy. 

If you'll notice, the bottom of the resume lists "references" as all the defenses Clemson has beaten this season (all of them). 

But should Louisville really be listed as a reference? Or, more precisely, would Clemson really like what Louisville's defense has to say about Watson?

Sure, Watson did come into Papa John's Cardinal Stadium and win, but a mediocre statistical night on national television isn't necessarily a Heisman moment worthy of naming the Cardinals defense on his (un)official resume.

Watson left Louisville with only two touchdown passes and the team's lowest overall point total of the season (20). He also notched his lowest raw quarterback rating by far at 54.6 and his third lowest adjusted quarterback rating of the season at 76.8. 

Clemson's only quarterback of the night notched just 199 yards and tossed 2 interceptions. Watson's strongest statistic on the night was probably his 21 completions on 30 attempts. Compare that to Kyle Bolin's 238 yards and 19/34 performance, even with Lamar Jackson taking some snaps too. 

Clemson makes a good argument for Watson's resume, but they might not want Louisville's defense to chime in on the matter.

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