Miami/Louisville MARQUEE Matchup
Miami-FL Hurricanes (1-0) at Louisville Cardinals (1-0)
Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 7:30 pm
*3 Star Play on Louisville* The Miami Hurricanes beat down the Louisville Cardinals 52-27 last season. That game is misleading though. Louisville actually outgained Miami in that one, but was -3 in turnover margin.
Scott Satterfield is doing a great job with this Louisville program. They get College Gameday to come to Louisville and they will have 18,000 fans in the stands for this huge home game. Louisville has a very solid home field advantage.
Manny Diaz got a big break with D'Eriq King transferring to Miami for this season. I think the jury is still out on Manny Diaz as a head coach. I give Satterfield the clear coaching edge in this game.
The Miami offensive line allowed 51 sacks last year. King will be able to run and create plays, but the passing game of Miami still looked questionable at best last week.
Cunningham, Atwell, and Hawkins form a trio of three great offensive stars for Louisville. This Miami isn't nearly as good as the Hurricane defenses in recent seasons. The defensive line is only ok (Rousseau opting out hurt them a lot) and the linebackers are weak. I don't think Miami can stop Louisville here.
I'm going to lay the short price with the team with revenge on their minds and the more experienced team and better coach.