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One loss didnt really cost No. Julien Gauthier Jersey . 5 Clemson a shot at the national title. A second one wont be as forgiving.The Tigers (9-1, 6-1 ACC, No. 4 CFP) are still in control of the leagues Atlantic Division, and remained in the top four of the College Football Playoff rankings -- even after Pittsburgh beat them last week.A loss at Wake Forest (6-4, 3-3) on Saturday night, though, would change everything.Quarterback Deshaun Watson called that one-point loss to Pitt a good learning lesson before pointing out that its something they know they cant afford to experience again.I havent had too many losses, especially in college, Watson said. Its new around here. But you live and you learn. Youre going to take losses at some point in your life. Everyones not perfect. Theres no one thats playing football right now thats completely undefeated, regardless if youre a player or a coach. Its a good time to learn and grow from it.With a win, Clemson will wrap up a share of the division title with Louisville and would earn a spot in the ACC championship game in two weeks in Orlando, Florida. A loss, and its the Cardinals who will represent the Atlantic Division -- and would move into prime position to claim one of the four playoff spots.Wake Forest felt the potency of those Cardinals last week, and now wants to do a better job of playing the full 60 minutes against Clemson.The Demon Deacons led Louisville and had Heisman Trophy front-runner Lamar Jackson bottled up through three quarters before the Cardinals reeled off 34 points in the fourth quarter of a 44-12 victory.I told the team that you battled your butt off and had everyone in the country turning the channel to see the fourth quarter of a Wake Forest football game and we didnt finish the deal, coach Dave Clawson said. What can we learn from that? I think the lesson is to beat a team of that caliber, you have to execute for four quarters. If there is any let up, a team like that makes you pain instantly and dearly.---Some other things to know about the Clemson-Wake Forest game:WATSONS TENDENCIES: Watson is passing more often and throwing less frequently than he did last year when he was a Heisman finalist. The Clemson QB is averaging five more pass attempts and four fewer rushes than in 2014, though those passing numbers might be skewed by the 70 throws he made against Pitt last week. Hes rushed eight times or fewer in three of his last five games.TURNOVER MARGIN: Takeaways are always key and Wake Forest can give itself a chance at the upset by continuing to force turnovers. The Demon Deacons lead the ACC with a turnover margin of plus-9 -- a marked improvement over last year, when they were minus-13 -- and Watson threw three interceptions in the loss to Pitt.DABO VS. WAKE: Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is 7-0 against the Demon Deacons and the combined score is 264-94. Wake Forests last win in the series came in 2008 and three days after the game the Tigers parted ways with then-coach Tommy Bowden and promoted Swinney on an interim basis.ONE WHO GOT AWAY: Keep an eye on Clemson DT Dexter Lawrence, a freshman from Wake Forest, North Carolina, who had nine tackles in the Pitt loss while also recovering a fumble and blocking two kicks. Only three other players in school history have that many blocks in one game.---AP Sports Writer Pete Iacobelli in Clemson, South Carolina, contributed to this report.---Follow Joedy McCreary at http://twitter.com/joedyap. His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/joedy-mccreary---More AP college football: http://www.collegefootball.ap.org. Noah Hanifin Jersey . Thats about all he can do right now, so hes trying not to think about when he might be able to play again for the Los Angeles Lakers. 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He was sacked three times and pressured all night.Oklahoma has a bye week before opening conference play at TCU on Oct. 1.Right now, its all about winning the Big 12, Mayfield said. Then well see where it goes. But its one week at a time. You have to grind out the Big 12. Just like last year, we had to play one week at a time to get where we want to go. Thats the same mindset we have to have.The Buckeyes overpowered the Sooners to pound out 291 yards on 48 carries. Oklahomas coaching staff was disappointed and said changes will be considered.We have to be able to maybe get some other kids some opportunities too, Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mikke Stoops said. Sebastian Aho Jersey. They have to earn the right, just like everybody. I think our guys, theres not one individual that sticks out to me. We just have to continually develop more depth, size and strength at critical positions.Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops said the leadership has fallen off since players such as center Ty Darlington, receiver Sterling Shepard and linebacker Eric Striker left after last season.Its fair to say the leadership isnt close to what it was a year ago, and thats on me, Bob Stoops said. Im in the front of the program. Ive got to do a better job, and Ive got to a better job developing players to do that.Mayfield, a team captain, said he needs to be a part of the solution.When you lose a lot of guys that have played a lot of football here, you just flat-out lose leadership, Mayfield said. You can name all the starters that weve had for multiple years ... you are going to lose leadership. Right now, its time to man up. A lot of people need to pick up leadership -- me included. You just have to push forward.---Follow Cliff Brunt on Twitter (at)CliffBruntAP . 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