Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our school football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then that I will deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL discussion to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest teams in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn for the wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days before this Monday night affair, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered at a solid -20 across the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals although I like the Irish. Besides the venue, why do you think Louisville will hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes and a successful triumph IMO, said a great deal about both the Steelers and Titans management. Lets proceed to football, where the matches count and so will our recordings with this one.
Recall those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against competitions? They held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and the Cardinals were an club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the culture and win matches and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. However , this is a big moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity to begin taking actions.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the protection which makes me more worried. You have up your Irish please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a team coming from a dismal album last year, in which they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually happen, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my question is, just how can be a quarterback like traveling who is slow to discharge, supposed to get any traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with a trainer and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will have the ability to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to your sage wisdom and handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to read in your last sentence you are coming around to the bright side of sport gambling, or youre simply being the identical wise a** you are. I will let the SBR readers that are making that is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 final season.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new mindset is brought by A coach and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement this being a federal game. Louisville does have to trust the Irish will take them for granted and never have a lot of fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly using gold and all the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS, if dishing out 20 or more digits. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even if you dont/cant recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it will take time.
I was a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, because Louisville could be better than last year but I would submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document rendered by an coach like Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the public is right, and also in this situation they are. Until next week once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night once the Irish come prepared to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)
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