These five games will come with a lot of intrigue for Louisville football.
We’ve known for quite a while that the 2020 college football season was going to look extremely different, assuming that it, in fact, is actually played. The ever increasing number of COVID-19 cases amid a global pandemic not only has universities on edge as the fall draws closer but all of the major conferences in college football; including the ACC and the Louisville football program.
After the cancellation of spring sports and the 2020 NCAA Tournament, college athletic departments are weighing the pros and cons of playing a season during the pandemic.
If a season could be played, how would it look?
The ACC answered that question in a monumental way on Thursday (at least in a sense), when they officially announced the scheduling method for the 2020 season that would include 10 conference games and one non-conference game either against an in-state opponent on the road or anyone who has a season from other conferences as long as it’s at home.
The new schedule release was met with a lot of optimistic, albeit a bit of criticism, considering the Cards were able to avoid both Clemson (who they were set to take on in week two) as well as North Carolina, a program with one of the top quarterbacks in the country, Sam Howell.
North Carolina State, Murray State, and Western Kentucky were officially taken off the schedule (for now, at least for the last two mentioned) and replaced with Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh, and Miami. Here’s how it officially shook out.
- Home: Florida State, Miami, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest
- Away: Boston College, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Pitt, Virginia
Now there’s real talk about Louisville competing for at least an appearance in a conference title that won’t feature divisions, as those have officially been eliminated for the 2020 season, but could potentially for the first time include Notre Dame. Louisville has been talked about this offseason as a top 25 caliber team and one who could be in line to take another big step.
The pieces are there for Scott Satterfield and the now that we know what the schedule really will look like we can at least attempt to predict just how good the Cards could be. With that being said, here are the five games on the Louisville schedule that I find to be the most intriguing in 2020.