Notre Dame football has been one among the foremost impressive teams so far and will have another impressive showing when Brian Kelly’s Fighting Irish host the (1-3) Louisville Cardinals.
The Cardinals entered the 2020 season with high hopes after improving from 2-10 in 2018 to 8-5 last year under new coach Scott Satterfield. they need not been ready to maintain that momentum. Louisville opened the season with a convert Western Kentucky but have dropped three straight ACC games since, including a 19-point loss on the road to Georgia Tech last week. Now the Cardinals find themselves with their backs against the wall.
Louisville has lost three straight after scraping past Western Kentucky in their season opener and Notre Dame are going to be the simplest team they’ve faced thus far this season. It’s no wonder why Notre Dame is such a prohibitive favorite to win this ACC showdown.
Notre Dame is one among the simplest teams thus far this year but they’ve beaten abreast of the weak competition. The Fighting Irish are winning by a mean of 27.3 points per game. That’ll continue this Saturday against a struggling Louisville.
How To Watch & schedule.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Notre Dame Stadium
No. 4 Notre Dame is enjoying its maiden voyage within the ACC so far , because it enters Saturday’s game 3-0 on the season and has won its first two ACC contests by a mean of 15 points. Now it finds itself ranked within the top five but hosting a dangerous Louisville team on Saturday. Of course, while Notre Dame is heavily favored (-16.5, per William Hill Sportsbook), one could also argue that this Louisville team is that the best team the Fighting Irish will have played so far . Louisville brings the simplest offense Irish defense has seen this year to South Bend , Indiana.
Will Irish cruise to a different easy win within the ACC, or will Louisville shock the planet and possibly save its season? CBS Sports are going to be with you the whole way updating this story with the newest from Notre Dame vs. Louisville. Keep it locked here for live updates, highlights and more throughout the sport .
Notre Dame has arguably the simplest offensive line within the nation and their ground game should do damage against a Louisville run defense, allowing 4.51 yards per carry, which ranks 57th out of 76 teams.
So lay the points and take Notre Dame to win straight up, but since Irish will do the heavy-lifting with the scoring, I’m taking the under.