Harvey-Clemons has strong outing in loss

ATLANTA, Ga. - After sitting out a season due to NCAA transfer rules, Louisville safety Josh Harvey-Clemons was among the top performers in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff game.

Louisville safety Josh Harvey-Clemons lived up to the hype in game one as a Cardinal.

The former Georgia Bulldog made his U of L debut on Saturday afternoon in Atlanta for the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game and quickly lived up to the expectations that have followed him since to made the decision to transfer. With a sell-out crowd of 73,942 watching on at the Georgia Dome, native enjoyed being part of a big game college football atmosphere once again.

"It felt great for me just being in this atmosphere and being on the field again," he said. "I really took it all in being able play after being out for a whole year. That was fun."

The Valosta, Ga., native finished with a game-high 14 tackles and a pair of interceptions.

"It felt great that it was in my first game back," he said, but added, "I really wanted the win. I didn't care the interceptions, I just really wanted the win."

After falling behind quickly and trailing at the half 17-0, the Cardinals outscored the Tigers 24-14 in the second half.

"That's the positive, that we kept fighting and kept working the whole game," said Harvey-Clemons. "All we have to do is go back to work and build on that. We weren't tired. They didn't beat us because we were tired. We just had to many mistakes. We just have to get back to work."

Up next for Louisville is its home-opener on Saturday, Sept. 12 against Houston.

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