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Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our feet into uncharted waters and then leave our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will probably be the very first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer featuring one of the very best clubs in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while I endorsed the Titans. We have been placing wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn to get the golden wreath, like I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany each of the squares putting the thick lumber onto a public road favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever of the best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are leaning in this clash to the Cardinals. Besides the venue do you believe Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup Swinger, and a successful win IMO, it said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move ahead to soccer, in which the matches count and so will our recordings with this one.
Remember Louisville used to play against competitions? They more than held their own and engineered several upsets. These were fun games to see and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium and its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the culture and win matches and worked miracles at Appalachian State. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a major moment for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have popped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the lead running back. The defense, well, that makes me more worried than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. You have up your Irish please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying in this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal album last year, in which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and attempting to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team that made it to the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense was clicking on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my issue is, how is a quarterback like Pass whos slow to discharge, designed to gain any traction against a defense? Especially when he is working with a new coach and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, rescue me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to your brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence youre coming on to the sunny side of sport gambling, or you are just being the exact same wise a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers who are currently making college football selections decide on this. Im the first to understand Louisville was, however, 1-11 ATS and sucked last year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A trainer brings a new attitude and this being a game, Satterfield will market his team. Louisville does have to trust never and the Irish will take them for granted have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with the blue and gold is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and if dishing out 20 or more specimens, a mere 7-9-1 ATS. That defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping resume, then you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, you happen to be shooting blanks because Louisville could be greater compared to last year but I would submit that they are coached with a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable record made by an equally awkward coach such as Petrino.
I understand that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy street chalk, but at times the general public is right, and in this instance they are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, lets see what happens on Monday night when the Irish come ready to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)

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