Louisville vs. Virginia Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the Louisville vs. Virginia fearless prediction and game preview.
Louisville (5-4) vs. Virginia (6-3) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, November 11th
Game Time: 3:30 pm ET
Venue: Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, KY
It’s been a strange, tough year for Louisville.
Lamar Jackson has been fantastic, there were a few nice performances overall, but the team has yet to win a game over a team that’s certain to go bowling.
With three losses in the last four games, it hasn’t been pretty, but with two weeks off at just the right time, and with two home games in a row before finishing up at Kentucky, they’ll come up with that one win needed to go bowling.
Virginia was able to right the ship against Georgia Tech last week, and now it’s playing with house money.
No one predicted the Cavaliers to do anything, but now they’re going bowling with three more games to go to try adding to the win total.
With a road game at Miami and a date with Virginia Tech to go, it’s not going to be easy to get another win in the regular season, but whatever.
Virginia is going bowling. Now it’s time to have some fun.
One Reason Why Louisville Will Win
Lamar Jackson has had two weeks off.
He’s not getting any help from his defense, and the supporting cast is just okay, but he was amazing before getting the break, rushing for 100 yards or more in four the last five games with 180 against Boston College and 178 against Florida State.
Micah Kiser and the Cavalier defensive back seven might be talented and smart, but there’s no stopping Jackson when he starts to take over.
Louisville leads the ACC in total offense and passing, but it’s the running game that’s Virginia’s concern.
Obviously, it’s an apples-and-oranges situation when it comes to offensive styles, but Georgia Tech’s TaQuon Marshall ran for 143 yards and two scores last week. Jackson should hit that easily.
One Reason Why Virginia Will Win
Virginia’s Kurt Benkert should go off, too.
The Louisville secondary has been non-existent over the last month, with NC State’s Ryan Finley and Wake Forest’s John Wolford having not problems doing whatever they wanted – two weeks ago, the Cardinals allowed 461 yards and five scores to the Demon Deacons.
Virginia’s offense might have stalled for stretches over the last month, but Benkert has been solid, hitting get 200-yard mark in three of the last four games and seven of the last nine.
The Cavs are 5-0 this year when he throws three touchdown passes and 6-1 when giving up two or more. Louisville has the second-worst pass defense in the ACC. However …
What’s Going To Happen
The time off and the home game will do the Cardinals good.
The Cardinal defense might not be doing a whole lot, but Jackson has a way of making up for it.
It’s a desperate time for Louisville, and it’s going to play like it. The pressure in the backfield will be consistent, and the secondary will survive despite being dinked and dunked on all game long.
Louisville vs. Virginia Prediction
Louisville 34, Virginia 30
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