Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will detract from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our feet and also leave our school football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the top clubs in the country, and a mythical soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. We have been placing wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn for the golden wreath, as I endorse the Irish and will follow all the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a street favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night event, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 across the board at all of the very best online sportsbooks.
I like the Irish but youre currently leaning within this battle onto the Cardinals. Besides the place, why is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, and a triumph IMO, it said a lot about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Let us proceed to soccer, so will our recordings on this one and where the games rely.
Recall those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They more than held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win games and to alter the culture and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This will not happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a team that has the opportunity to start taking steps in the perfect direction.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall because the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection which makes me more worried. Please do tell youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and he has a team coming from a dismal album last year in which they went winless in ACC activity. This rebuild is akin to seeking to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which made it to the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders averaging 33 points per game over.
So, my query is, how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, supposed to gain some traction against a Irish shield? Especially when hes working with a trainer and an offensive scheme?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to the ancestral wisdom and prodigious handicapping experience!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am pleased to see in your last sentence youre coming over to the sunny side of sport gambling, or you are just being the same wise a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers who are making college football selections decide on that. I am the first to understand Louisville was not just 2-10, but 1-11 ATS and sucked last year.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A new attitude is brought by A new coach on creating a statement and with this being a game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS, when dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/cant recruit like Bama or even Clemson, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville might be greater than last year but Id submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an equally incompetent trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the public is right, and in this situation they certainly are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come ready to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)
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