Previewing Louisville football vs. Virginia Tech.
Louisville football enters a match-up with Virginia Tech that began the season as a toss-up, but feels much more like a must-win halfway through the season.
While the Cardinals got off to a really poor start and then rebounded the last two weeks in a close game at Notre Dame and a drubbing of Florida State, the Hokies just dropped a massively disappointing game to Wake Forest.
Who: Virginia Tech Hokies at Louisville Cardinals
Where: Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, KY
When: Saturday, October 31st, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Spread check: Hokies -3.5
TV: ACC Network
Radio: 790 WKRD AM for the game call; 93.9 FM for the pre-game show with Tayler Lynch and Pat Jaggers at 2:00 pm
Tickets: Phone a friend
Weather at Kick-off: 58 degrees and sunny; Wind SSW at 7 mph
Game day threads: black on black on black
Fanbase confidence level: Blind optimism
What we’re drinking:
Presley- Four Roses Single Barrel, neat
Jacob- Pre-workout (wtf?)
Potter- Water, straight up
– If you’re attending, wear black and wear a mask
– If you’ll be at home, leave a bowl of candy on the porch
Players to watch:
Hendon Hooker, QB- Looking to bounce back from a slow game last week
Brion Murray, DB- JUCO transfer leads the team in interceptions and is a big play-maker
Amare Barno, DE- Top 75 JUCO transfer from a season ago has recorded 8 of his 19 tackles behind the line of scrimmage and leads the team in sacks. At 6’6,” 235, he presents serious problems.
Khalil Herbert, RB- Transfer from Kansas has been pretty average in his first four years, but exploded onto the scene early this season as a grad transfer. Cards have to limit him early.
Brian Johnson, PK- Senior is fourth in school history in made field goals, and has distance. Made a 54-yarder last season.
Kei’Trel Clark, DB- Louisville set a school record for passes defended with 12 again FSU. Clark has 2 in each of the last 3 games and leads the team with 7 in five games played. Clark also played a bit of a rover safety position last week.
Malik Cunningham, QB- Cunningham seems to have found his rhythm in the deep passing game, and that could be massive for Louisville football.
Monty Montgomery, LB- The Swiss Army Knife now leads team in sacks, is second in tackles for loss, and third in total tackles. Oh, and he hasn’t started a game yet.
Justin Marshall, WR- Heavily featured in this week’s badass uniform reveal at Waverly Hills Sanatorium, let’s hope he rides the momentum of a fun week and finally gets into the endzone.
Prediction: Louisville gets off to a quick start on offense and finally wins the turnover battle.