Through 3 Quarters
The Louisville Cardinals are on the board, but we're still waiting on the Syracuse Orange to respond. Three quarters in and U of L's offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating 'Cuse 27 to nothing three quarters in.
The Cardinals have enjoyed the tag-team combination of RB Jalen Mitchell and QB Macale Cunningham. The former has punched in one rushing touchdown, while the latter has passed for one TD and 219 yards on 28 attempts in addition to punching in one rushing touchdown. RB Sean Tucker has led the way so far for the Orange, as he has picked up 61 yards on the ground on 11 carries.
U of L's lead is the biggest they have had this year going into the fourth quarter.
Syracuse @ Louisville
Current Records: Syracuse 1-7; Louisville 2-6
What to Know
The Syracuse Orange have had a week off and are no doubt ready to get back on the field. 'Cuse and the Louisville Cardinals will face off in an ACC battle at 7 p.m. ET Friday at Cardinal Stadium. The Orange stagger in eager to bring about an end to their five-game losing streak.
It was close but no cigar for 'Cuse as they fell 16-13 to the Boston College Eagles two weeks ago.
Meanwhile, U of L came up short against the Virginia Cavaliers last week, falling 31-17. Louisville's loss came about despite a quality game from QB Macale Cunningham, who accumulated 161 passing yards in addition to rushing for two TDs and 197 yards. That nimble footwork stands out as the first time Cunningham has hit the 100-yard rushing mark this season.
'Cuse have to know they'll be fighting an uphill battle given the 19 point spread they are up against. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 4-2 against the spread when expected to lose.
The losses put 'Cuse at 1-7 and the Cardinals at 2-6. A couple stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Orange enter the game having picked the ball off nine times, good for 11th in the nation. Less enviably, U of L is stumbling into the contest with the 20th most thrown interceptions in the nation, having thrown nine on the season. 'Cuse's secondary is poised to pounce all over U of L's passing game.
How To Watch
- When: Friday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Cardinal Stadium -- Louisville, Kentucky
- TV: ESPN
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $29.48
The Cardinals are a big 19-point favorite against the Orange, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Cardinals as an 18.5-point favorite.
Louisville have won four out of their last five games against Syracuse.
- Nov 23, 2019 - Louisville 56 vs. Syracuse 34
- Nov 09, 2018 - Syracuse 54 vs. Louisville 23
- Nov 18, 2017 - Louisville 56 vs. Syracuse 10
- Sep 09, 2016 - Louisville 62 vs. Syracuse 28
- Nov 07, 2015 - Louisville 41 vs. Syracuse 17