Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes into uncharted waters and then leave our school football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will probably be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest clubs in the country, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the best of me last week while I supported the Titans. Weve been placing wins back and on so it looks like its my turn to get the gold wreath, as I will accompany all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public street favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the best internet sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning to the Cardinals although doug, I enjoy the Irish. Apart from the place, why is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup and a successful triumph IMO, it said a great deal about the management of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to real football, so will our records on this one and where the matches rely.
Recall Louisville used to play against competitions? They held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But like the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to change the civilization and worked wonders. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down in theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity.
Ive read where the Cards coaches have sped up on the sluggish mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good title for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. The defense, well, that makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Why you have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing flying in this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal album where they went winless in ACC action last year. This rebuild is akin to trying to turn it in an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it to the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my query is, just how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to obtain any traction against a swarming Irish defense? Especially when he is working with a coach and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to have the ability to keep pace and I am desperate for the ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am glad to read in the last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sports betting, or you are only being the exact wise a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers who are currently making college football picks decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and fully pumped final year.
However, that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh attitude is brought by A new trainer and his team will be sold by Satterfield on making a statement this being a federal match. Louisville does have to trust the Irish will take them for granted and not have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/cant recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville could be greater but Id submit that they could be coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document rendered by an awkward trainer like Petrino.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road would be square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but at times the general public is right, and in this instance they certainly are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday once the Irish come ready to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)