FanPost

This Week in the AAC

I know everyone here must have been hugely disappointed that there was no TWITA post last week. With my folks in town mid-week and a Friday trip up to Philly for the Temple game, there just wasn't time. But rest assured, it's back and better than ever, with fewer match-ups and one of the worst nationally televised games in the history of over-televised college football.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10

TIME (ET) MATCHUP LINKS
7:30 PM Rutgers @ #8 Louisville Preview " Tickets "

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11

TIME (ET) MATCHUP LINKS
8:30 PM Temple @ Cincinnati Tickets "

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12

TIME (ET) MATCHUP LINKS
12:00 PM South Florida @ Connecticut Tickets "
12:00 PM Memphis @ Houston Tickets "

Game of the week: Rutgers @ Louisville. In case you hadn't heard, Louisville's schedule this season is probably one of the top 120 rated schedules in the country, which puts it in the same company as LSU, Georgia, Arizona St., etc., who also have top 120 rated schedules. Against this brutal schedule, the Cards have made it look difficult at times, surrendering multiple points on several occasions. Thursday night's match-up with Rutgers will provide the Cards with their firmest test to date, which is saying something, considering the gauntlet the Cards have flown through so far. Rutgers is scoring points on the road seemingly at will. Our Cards are not doing the opposite of that on the defensive side of the ball at home. Which means this is a good old fashioned Gorilla Monsoon Irresistible Force vs Immovable Object type match-up. But throw in our offense, which is likely to score several touchdowns, and it's not hard to get a feel for how this game should go. Most signs point to UofL winning and winning by at least 2 TDs. The brief history of this rivalry has provided some entertaining games over the years. But it would be nice to end it on a 4-game win streak and keep the ScarCard trophy (this doesn't exist) in house forever.

Mid-pack game of the week: Memphis @ Houston. Who knew that Memphis could play defense. At least run defense. Not since the days of Joe Lee Dunn and his massive Bleary-Eyed Beer Gut Run Busters have the Tigers been as formidable a defensive team against the run. Can they slow down the crazy freshman antics of Cougar QB John O'Korn? Not likely. But Memphis' run defense in recent games indicate that this one could be closer than the line of 9.5, especially if the Tigers can generate some offense.

The how-did-this-game-get-on-national-television game of the week: Temple @ Cincinnati. At least the weather looks good for the Tri-state area on Friday night.

My picks:

Louisville over Rutgers by 15

Temple over Cincinnati by -25

USF over UConn by 10

Houston over Memphis by 12

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Card Chronicle

You must be a member of Card Chronicle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Card Chronicle. You should read them.

Join Card Chronicle

You must be a member of Card Chronicle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Card Chronicle. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker