Louisville vs Syracuse Prediction, Game Preview

Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Louisville vs Syracuse Prediction, Game Preview

College Football Predictions

Louisville vs Syracuse Prediction, Game Preview


Louisville vs Syracuse prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 1, Saturday, September 3

Louisville vs Syracuse How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 3
Game Time: 8:00 ET
Venue: JMA Wireless Dome, Syracuse, NY
How To Watch: ACC Network
Record: Louisville (0-0), Syracuse (0-0)
Sign up and live stream college football on ESPN+

CFN Preview 2021: All 131 Teams
CFN Predictions of Every Game
ACC | Big Ten | Big 12 | Pac-12 | SEC
AAC | C-USA | Ind | MAC | M-West | Sun Belt
2022 Bowl Projections | Week 0 Rankings 1-131
Contact/Follow @ColFootballNews & @PeteFiutak

Louisville vs Syracuse Game Preview

Why Louisville Will Win

The Cardinal offense should be balanced and should be able to explode at times.

Malik Cunningham is the signature star looking to make a big early splash, but Louisville is more than the dual-threat playmaker. The passing game will be better this season, but it’s the ground attack going against a green Orange front three that should control the game at times.

The Cardinals have a deep group of backs behind a line that gets four starters back and should once again be among the best in the ACC in pass protection. Give Cunningham time to work, and look out.

However …

Week 1 CFN College Football Expert Picks

Why Syracuse Will Win

The Louisville defensive front decent isn’t going to be a rock, and here comes the Syracuse ground game.

The pass rush should work fine against an always leaky Syracuse offensive front, but even with a slew of improvements and tweaks, the Cardinals are going to get bashed on by the teams that can run.

The 1-2 punch of All-America RB Sean Tucker and bruising QB Garrett Shrader were held in check in the 41-3 loss to the Cardinals last year – one of the Louisville’s best performances of the season – but get ready for a much different look at home. The two rushing stars are about to bash away.

Week 1 Schedule, Predictions, Game Previews, Saturday

What’s Going To Happen

This is one of those tone-setting games for both teams that each must have. There are too many landmines along the way to each one to assume six wins without getting one here.

Louisville was brilliant in last year’s win with Cunningham throwing for four scores and running for another, and he’ll be electric again. The difference this time around will be the more effective Syracuse offense that will control the clock and the game from the start.

It’ll be a back-and-forth fight, but the steady will push back over the sensational.

All of the CFN Predictions

Louisville vs Syracuse Prediction, Line

Syracuse 34, Louisville 31
Line: Louisville -4, o/u: 57.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5

Louisville vs Syracuse Must See Rating: 3

5: Gangs of London Season 2
1: Mack & Rita 

Predictions of Every Game
Bowl Projections | Rankings
Schedules For All 131 Teams


More College Football News