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College Football Week 11: #11 Louisville At Syracuse

#11 Louisville
Syracuse
Temple v Louisville
Syracuse v Rutgers
Coaching
Winner Not too many people are talking about Charlie Strong’s 9-0 Louisville team. That’s partly because of a weak schedule, but the Cardinals will have their hands full on Saturday just as they will in the regular season finale at Rutgers.
Doug Marrone is in his fourth year and the Orange is 4-5; it’s been a disappointing season to say the least. This team has a chance for a huge victory on Saturday.
Offense
Winner Why isn’t Teddy Bridgewater getting more Heisman consideration? He is the fifth rated passer in the country and is coming off a five-touchdown game.
Ryan Nassib is 11th in the country in passing yards per game, but this offense has been incredibly inconsistent.
Defense
Winner This defense is average across the board. A good offense will move the ball against the Cardinals. Syracuse will be a good test.
Syracuse’s defense is middle-of-the-pack and will probably need to force a turnover or two to hang with the Cardinals.
Special Teams
Winner Louisville’s kickoff team had a lot of trouble last week; the opening kickoff was returned 93 yards for a score. Other than its field goal kicking, its special teams play has been poor.
Syracuse fumbled the opening kickoff last week; it was just one play, but it was representative of ’Cuse’s special teams play this season, which has been horrendous.

The Winner Is

Temple v Louisville
Winner #11 Louisville
4 out of 4

Louisville has the clear edge in this game, but don’t be surprised if Syracuse hangs around long enough to give the Cardinals a real scare.

Andrew Kahn, College Football Contributor

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