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The football team might be a disaster, but it’s still U of L pumpkin season, dammit. Here’s Travis Kuiper’s submission.

—Spread check: Bye Week by immeasurable pain and suffering.

—BC Interruption celebrates the Eagles’ victory over Louisville.

—Boston College definitely saw TuTu Atwell’s comment about the Eagle defense being slow.

BC also gained motivation from a comment by Louisville freshman wide receiver Chatarius Atwell, who replied when asked what he saw of BC on film: “A lot of slow people.”

“We thought we’ve got to just pressure them as much as possible and get there as fast as possible because, according to them, we’re slow,” said BC defensive end Zack Allen, who blocked an extra point in the first half. “I think we proved that wrong. I’m not going to talk about it too much, but I think they made it known out loud how they felt about us and we feel about ourselves a different way.”

The Eagles took advantage of field possession for a 14-0 lead, scoring after drives of five plays for 45 yards and four plays for 47 yards. Anthony Brown and freshman Hunter Long combined on a 26-yard scoring pass, Long’s third career reception and second touchdown, to open the scoring. A 42-yard Brown-to-Michael Walker flea-flicker set up the second score, a Glines 2-yard run, his sixth touchdown (third rushing) of the season.

“There was a different energy when we left the hotel,” Addazio said. “We felt this is going to be a real street fight and there were some comments made earlier in the week and our D-line took offense to that and they showed how explosive and how fast and athletic they can be, and physically tough. They played with a purpose.”

—U of L men’s golf standout Simon Zach continues to roll.

—Hmm.

—The 11th-ranked U of L men’s soccer team played No. 24 Syracuse to a 2-2 draw on Friday.

—The Cardinals women’s soccer team spent its Friday night taking care of Wake Forest, 2-0.

—The CJ says offensive line is currently the No. 1 problem for the Louisville football team.

—Greg Postel might not be around much longer, but the conspiracy theories he leaves behind will last a lifetime.

—The 10th-ranked U of L field hockey team needed overtime to take care of Miami over the weekend. You can check out the highlights of the Senior Day victory here.

—Kansas was the primary focus this morning as the college basketball trial in New York got back underway. T.J. Gassnola discussed payments to Billy Preston and Silvio De Sousa, but also said that Bill Self had no knowledge of what was going on.

—Terry is the best.

—The Portland Trailblazers waived Chinanu Onuaku on Saturday.

—Jawon Pass’ postgame interview from Saturday reveals that he didn’t know he was coming out of the game until he saw Jordan Travis take the field.

—R.I.P. to renowned Louisville chef Dean Corbett, who died of a heart attack on Saturday.

—LJ Nesbitt serves up his thoughts on the loss to BC over at The Crunch Zone.

—Take away the pain, basketball.

—The Boston Celtics and Terry Rozier will not agree to an extension prior to Monday’s deadline.

—Ray Spalding had one of the biggest NBA preseason highlights of the weekend.

—Chris Mack’s newest target is a 7-footer from the class of 2020.

—What got college basketball into a mess besides just disregard for the rules? Dana O’Neil says it’s that coaches now look for assistants who can “get” players, not “find” or “develop” players.

—The best tweet from the weekend came in the moments following Virginia’s upset of No. 16 Miami.

—Should the Dallas Cowboys trade for DeVante Parker?

—DeVante’s rough 2018 continued on Sunday.

DeVante Parker. He played just four snaps Sunday, but Gase insisted it was not a reflection of his ability, but simply his health.

Parker has been dealing with a quadriceps injury the past few weeks — he missed the Patriots and Bengals games — and did not look right when Brock Osweiler threw him a deep ball Sunday that was ultimately intercepted.

“It’s one of those nagging [injuries]. It’s hard for him to burst the way he wants to,” Gase said.

Still, the Dolphins had him active because Jakeem Grant has been dealing with a shoulder issue and if he had a recurrence, the Dolphins would have been left with just three active receivers if Parker was down.

—Bobby Petrino is down one spot to No. 7 in the coaches hot seat rankings.

—Alabama is still a massive favorite to win it all.

Team 10/8/18 Current Odds (10/15/18)

Alabama 5/7 5/9

Clemson 15/2 13/2

Ohio State 15/2 7/1

Notre Dame 12/1 19/2

Michigan 16/1 12/1

Georgia 15/2 16/1

LSU 66/1 30/1

Oklahoma 33/1 35/1

Texas 33/1 35/1

Florida 50/1 50/1

West Virginia 50/1 60/1

Central Florida 70/1 80/1

NC State 80/1 90/1

Washington 30/1 90/1

Mississippi State 175/1 100/1

Penn State 35/1 100/1

Wisconsin 40/1 100/1

Iowa 275/1 175/1

Miami (FL) 50/1 175/1

Oregon 375/1 175/1

Auburn 100/1 275/1

Kentucky 150/1 1000/1

Michigan State 275/1 1000/1

TCU 175/1 1000/1

Texas Tech 275/1 1000/1

Tua Tagovailoa is a 2/3 favorite to win the Heisman.

—Oh, Duke and North Carolina. So pristine. So fake.

Williams and Krzyzewski are the rich couple at the dinner party who spend 10 minutes talking about how racism doesn’t exist because they’ve never witnessed or heart anything remotely racist.

—Michigan State football might not win championships, but it is the undisputed king of ruining the seasons of highly-ranked teams.

—And finally, we’re back on the air from 3-6 today talking about the latest football debacle and everything else happening with U of L sports. You can listen here.