Louisville football: 3 things to watch for Cards vs. Syracuse

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Louisville football will finish their home schedule this weekend as they host the struggling Syracuse Orange for Senior Day. Here’s how Louisville gets the job done.

Louisville football’s revenge tour continues this Saturday against the Syracuse Orange. So far in 2019, Louisville has defeated four opponents that beat them by 18 or more last season in Wake Forest, Boston College, Virginia and NC State. Syracuse is up next.

Going into 2018, Syracuse had not appeared in a bowl game since 2013. The Orange turned it around and finished with their highest win total since 2001 with 10, finishing the season ranked 15th in the country.

This year, things have been different. Syracuse started the season ranked 22nd in the AP poll but through ten games, they’ve only been able to win four games which includes only one win against a power five team. that came last week against Duke in a game that they won 49-6 in their most impressive outing of the season.

But this opened the door for a miraculous Syracuse turn around. If they are able to win in Louisville this weekend and then are able to go on and beat Wake Forest, they will become bowl eligible after starting 4-6.

Syracuse pummeled Louisville last year, beating them 54-23 in the Carrier Dome. But this season, the teams find their roles reversed as to what they were last year. Louisville is looking to build off of what is already a stellar campaign and Syracuse is just looking to stay afloat.

But if last weekend is any indication of what to expect from the Orange, they won’t be throwing in the towel. Duke was a 10 point favorite at home last weekend and Syracuse handled them easily for a full 60 minutes.

Louisville also goes into this matchup as a 10 point home favorite against the Orange (courtesy of the Action Network). Here’s what they’ll need to do get to win number seven.

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