Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football selections and I shall deviate to dip our feet.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the top clubs in the country, and a legendary soccer program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I supported the Titans. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it looks like its my turn to the gold wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will follow the squares laying the lumber on a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night event, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 round the board at all the best internet sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning onto the Cardinals within this battle although doug, I love the Irish. Besides the place is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, and a successful triumph IMO, said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us proceed to real football, will our recordings on this one and in which the games count.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against competitions? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were fun games to watch and also the Cardinals were a thrilling golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to alter the civilization and win games and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the opportunity to begin taking steps in the right direction.
I have read where the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense, well, that makes me more nervous. You have up your Irish, please do tell.
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 currently in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal 2-10 record this past year, in which they went winless. This rebuild is akin to carrying a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it into the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense was clicking on all cylinders also, averaging over 33 points per match.
So, my question is, how will be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to release, designed to gain some traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Especially when he is working with an offensive strategy that is entirely new and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep up and I am desperate for your ancestral wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the glowing side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the identical wise a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 last season.
However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A coach brings a new attitude and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement this being a federal match. Louisville does need to hope the Irish will take them and not have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly using the gold and blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, when dishing out more or 20 digits. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even whenever you dont/can not amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this instance, because Louisville might be better compared to last year but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record left by an awkward trainer such as Petrino you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the general public is right, and also in this situation they are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come prepared to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)