Despite their 0-3 conference record, the Louisville Cardinals are slim favorites over the Virginia Cavaliers in their match-up set for Saturday October 8, 2022. The Cardinals looked less than stellar in their match-up with the Boston College Eagles.
Heading into the game, they were two touchdown favorites and wound up losing on a game-winning field goal.
The response to the game was an uproar from Cardinal Nation wanting a whole new coaching staff essentially. At this point, all eyes are on head coach Scott Satterfield and defensive coordinator Bryan Brown as the defense has continually been beaten off the line.
Louisville now sits at 2-3 with their two wins coming over the South Florida Bulls and the Central Florida Knights. With those two wins it seemed as if Louisville was gaining a stranglehold on the state of Florida but they fell to the Florida State Seminoles by a mere four points. The Cards played the Seminoles in between USF and UCF, and went toe to toe with them offensively but ultimately could not get enough stops on the defensive side of the ball.
"“Louisville’s defense is really susceptible to what Nick Saban calls ‘rat poison’ aka PRAISEPreseason praise -> terrible showing vs CuseDog [expletive] -> lights out vs UCFPraise -> all sorts of breakdowns vs FSUDog [expletive] -> amazing vs USFPraise -> worst showing of year vs BC”"
With Louisville’s defensive coordinator under fire, Scott Satterfield’s awareness of the on-field product or lack thereof, and the uncertainty of quarterback Malik Cunningham’s injury status it sounds like a recipe for disaster for the Cardinals. Especially with the inconsistency of backup quarterback Brock Domann’s attempts at the end of the Boston College game.
The Cardinal fanbase is uneasy heading into this ACC match-up set for noon EST on the ACC Network because of the falling out against Boston College and Syracuse, two teams that Louisville should have beaten handily. Now their season is in jeopardy and the Cards are starved for a win.
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