A top-10 ACC team played a game Saturday in which both coaches agreed to a “mercy” rule to shorten the second half by six minutes.

The shocking thing is it COULD have been No. 2 Florida State against No. 10 Louisville.

The game that was actually shortened was Clemson vs. South Carolina State, a 45-0 beat-down at the half that ended, mercifully, 59-0.

Louisville’s 63-20 win was also everything short of crying “Uncle.”

“We have to create better habits,” Florida State Coach Jimbo Fisher said. “It starts with me and ends with me as the head coach.”

Let’s just say highlights were not shown back in Tallahassee on the “Jimbo-tron.”

Saturday may have marked the beginning of Louisville and the end of people picking Florida State to win the national championship based on top-ranked recruiting classes.

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson was Saturday’s break-out star; the Cardinals the day’s break-out team.

Jackson had put up ridiculous numbers in two previous games, but they were against pylons. Saturday’s effort was the one that made Rankman inch forward in his seat. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.