This Saturday, there will be a college football matchup between two ACC teams as the Miami Hurricanes travel to Cardinal Stadium to take on the Louisville Cardinals. This game will be taking place at 7:30 P.M. EST and it will be the first conference game of the season for both teams.
Hurricanes Look For Their First Conference Win Of The SeasonThe Miami Hurricanes entered this season with the hopes of drastic improvement after underachieving over the past couple of seasons. Luckily, Miami started the 2020 season off on a high note as it was able to defeat UAB at home by 17 points. However, the Hurricanes were heavy favorites in that game so one has to wonder if they will continue to play that well now that it is an underdog in this conference game. Now, Miami will be looking to prove the oddsmakers wrong by winning its first conference game of the season on Saturday.
Leading the Hurricanes offensively is senior quarterback D'Eriq King who was pretty good in the first game of the season as he had 144 passing yards along with one passing touchdown. King was one of the top quarterback transfers in the nation, coming off a four-game season in Houston. In addition, he had 83 rushing yards along with one rushing touchdown so he showcased his elite dual-threat ability. Now, he will be looking to do the same on Saturday.
Miami's defense will be led by senior defensive lineman Quincy Roche who was good in the first game of the season as he recorded three solo tackles along with the team's only sack. Last season, Roche recorded an impressive 13 sacks as he emerged as a premium pass rusher and it appears that his knack for getting after opposing quarterbacks is still present.
Cardinals Look For Another Easy Home WinThe Louisville Cardinals entered this season with the hopes of another successful campaign after winning eight games including a bowl game in 2019. So far this season, Louisville has looked good enough to accomplish that feat as it won its season opener at home by 14 points against Western Kentucky. As a result, Louisville is now ranked 18th in the AP Poll so it is getting a bit of national attention. Now, the Cardinals will be hoping for another easy home victory on Saturday as they might be able to move up a few spots in next week's poll if they are able to put together an impressive performance.
Leading the Cardinals offensively is junior quarterback Micale Cunningham who was amazing in the first game of the season as he had 343 passing yards along with three passing touchdowns. In addition, he had 24 rushing yards along with one rushing touchdown so he made a serious impact in several offensive areas.
Louisville's defense will be led by junior linebacker Monty Montgomery who was great in the first game of the season as he recorded four solo tackles along with a team-high two sacks. Last season, Montgomery managed to record 20 solo tackles and five sacks so he is on pace to set career-highs in both categories barring any injury.
These trends were found on Covers.com:
- Hurricanes are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 road games.
- Cardinals are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games.