Coming off of a much-needed bye, Louisville football will prepare to go head-to-head with ACC foe Boston College. How can the Cards pull out their first ACC victory?
Scott Satterfield and the Louisville football program come into week six of the college football season at 2-2, fresh off of a much-needed bye week. The Cards have had a week now to regroup and get healthy, heading into what is undoubtedly a must-win game this Saturday at Cardinal Stadium.
They’ll face a 3-2 Boston College team, who needs this win just as badly as they do. The Golden Eagles have had a similar, rollercoaster, up and down type of season, just like the Cards. They opened 2019 with a huge home victory against Virginia Tech, in a game that they were a four point underdog. They then coasted at home against Richmond to get to 2-0.
In week three, they hosted Kansas at home and were listed as a 20 point favorite when the game kicked off. BC went up 10-0, then things went downhill fast. Kansas ended up not just winning the game but winning the game by 24 points. This was Kansas’ first power five road win in 11 seasons. They had lost 48 straight power five road games before that matchup.
It’s also noteworthy that Kansas hasn’t exactly looked like a powerhouse since then, losing in week five to TCU 51-14.
Boston College bounced back against a miserable Rutgers team in week four, winning 30-16. But week five presented a great opportunity to learn a lot about the Cardinals’ next opponent.
Boston College played a tough road game against undefeated Wake Forest this weekend, who will be the Cardinals, next opponent after they play the Golden Eagles this weekend.
This game was a battle until the very end and both teams looked tough to beat. The Demons Deacons’ ability to convert on third down vs. the steady BC rushing attack provided for a very exciting contest. Wake Forest ended up winning 27-24, sending BC into week six at 3-2 overall.
The Cardinals have opened up as a four-point favorite against the Golden Eagles this weekend. Here are the keys to the game for the Cardinals this Saturday at 12:30: