Louisville vs. North Carolina Game Preview & Fearless Prediction
Check out the Louisville vs. North Carolina fearless prediction and game preview.
Louisville (1-0) vs. North Carolina (0-1) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, Sept. 9th
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Kenan Stadium, Chapel Hill, NC
It wasn’t how either one wanted Week One to go.
North Carolina is supposed to be in a rebuilding mode, but to lose at home to a Cal team with a new coaching staff and also changing things around wasn’t okay.
And now, considering what’s ahead, it’s going to be a fight just to get bowl eligible if the Tar Heels can’t get past the Cardinals.
Louisville won, but it took way too much work to get by Purdue in a sloppy effort on national TV. Lamar Jackson was Lamar Jackson, but beyond that, it was a whole world of ugly.
But it doesn’t matter as long as the Cardinals win this. With the Clemson showdown to follow, they’ve got to be 2-0 – or else.
Speaking of desperation, lose to UofL and start 0-2, and it’s uh-oh time with a trip to Georgia Tech and Notre Dame still to come in the first half of the season.
One Reason Why North Carolina Will Win
Louisville needs to make a whole slew of mistakes for the Tar Heels to win this – and that just might happen if there’s a repeat of Indianapolis.
The Cardinals lost three fumbles and committed 16 penalties for a whopping 110 yards, letting Purdue hang around for way too long when it wasn’t able to keep up offensively.
The Tar Heels might have struggled when Brandon Harris was in, but Chazz Surratt three for 161 yards and a score, and ran for 66 yards and a touchdowns. He’s not Lamar Jackson, but if he can do a little bit of everything for the offense – if Harris isn’t in – and can capitalize on Cardinal errors, UNC will stay alive.
One Reason Why Louisville Will Win
Speaking of mistakes, for all the problems Louisville had screwing up, it made up for them with four takeaways to help overcome everything else.
North Carolina needs to be error-free, but it had major problems against Cal with three turnovers to blow off an otherwise balanced offensive day.
The UNC defense did a nice job of containing the Cal running game, but in his first start, Ross Bowers ripped up the secondary with 363 yards and four scores.
Lamar threw for 378 yards and two scores against Purdue. Expect that this week, and he’ll take off again, too.
What’s Going To Happen
When everything else breaks down, Louisville will still have No. 8.
This is still a rebuilding North Carolina team that played well in a slew of ways against Cal, but couldn’t seem to come up with the right play at the right time late to pull off the win.
That’s what Lamar Jackson will do in another explosive performance.
Louisville vs. North Carolina Prediction
Louisville 37, North Carolina 31
Louisville -10, o/u: 62.5
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