LOUISVILLE CARDINALS (1-1) AT UTAH UTES (2-1)
Game Time: 7:30
Location: Rice-Eccles Stadium: Salt Lake City, Utah
Television: CBS Collge Sports
Favorite: Utah by 14
All-Time Series: Utah leads 3-0
Modern Series: Utah won 44-35 in 2007
Excitement Level: 5.9
It'd be higher if the Utes still held the nation's longest winning streak.
Game Attire: Black "The Ville" Shirt
Pregame Meal: TBD
Bold Prediction: Far too many people don't realize the game isn't on WHAS until about three minutes before kickoff.
Rock Keys Playing Alert Level: Pepper Mint (Slightly less likely than last week)
Predicted Star of the Game: Doug Beaumont
Here's hoping I'm close this week.
--The Cardinals have lost their last four road games. Louisville’s last road win was a 35-28 decision at
Memphis on Oct. 10, 2008.
--Louisville is 4-11 all-time against teams from the Mountain West Conference.
"The key is going to be how we react to this. We haven't been in this situation for awhile but we have a Louisville team that is coming in and is very similar to Oregon in that they have talent, speed and athleticism." --Kyle Whittingham
--"I would say we like to play aggressive, and I can expect the same from the Louisville receivers. It's going to be a little bit of a dogfight." --Utah CB R.J. Stanford
--"Had we taken care of business against UK, we would have scored quite a few more points. So yeah, they're a very talented team, but we're talented, too, and we have the coaches and the scheme to counteract it." --Justin Burke
"Utah is very similar to Kentucky as far as they give us a lot of man-to-man looks on the outside. They're real active up front — they try to load the box and stop the run." --Scott Long
CC Prediction: Utah 27, Louisville 17