Louisville Cardinals Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

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Louisville Cardinals Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

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Louisville Cardinals Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

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Louisville Cardinals Season Prediction, What Will Happen

This is going to be one of the weirdest teams of 2022 to figure out.

Louisville should be much, much better. As pointed out earlier, the 2021 team was way too close in way too many games – it could’ve easily have been 9-4 instead of 6-7. But that’s life in an even ACC.

Do you believe the Cardinals can win the 50/50 games? That’s every week for an improved team that has a nasty schedule without a whole lot of layups to count on.

There’s no Duke or Georgia Tech on the slate to make things a bit easier, and there isn’t a 100% rock-solid lock tune-up game in non-conference play, either.

But let’s set the bar a tad bit higher than it should be only because the team should be just that good. To put it another way, it would be a major disappointment if the win total was any lower went under …

Set The Louisville Cardinals Regular Season Win Total At … 7

USF, James Madison. Those are as close to sure-wins as the Cardinals have on the slate. Other than that … uh oh.

Syracuse, UCF, Boston College, Virginia are all on the road. Those are the biggest 50/50 games, and Louisville has to take at least two of them. It also has to win the early home game against Florida State.

How’s this for the finishing kick after a week off in the middle of the season? Yeah, Pitt and Wake Forest are home games, but those are the two programs that played in the ACC Championship last year. Then comes James Madison, and then …

At Clemson, NC State – who’s LOADED – and at Kentucky.

It’s going to take a few upsets to get to 7, but Louisville football should be ready to come up with its share of those.

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