Eastern Kentucky at Louisville
Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 6:00 PM (Papa John's Cardinal Stadium )
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The Eastern Kentucky Colonels and the Louisville Cardinals will match up on the college football circuit Saturday.
Eastern Kentucky rolls into this one confident after a big win in their opening week against the Valparaiso Crusaders. The Colonels were up 32-0 at halftime in that game, and cruised to a 53-7 victory.
Eastern Kentucky did most of their damage on the ground in Week 1, as three rushers shared five touchdowns between them. The big contributor was Alonzo Booth, who tallied 128 yards and three scores on seven carries.
Over on the Louisville side, they opened up with a tough draw in Notre Dame in Week 1, playing their matchup on Monday evening. In that one, the Cardinals kept pace with a 14-14 first quarter but only scored a field goal the rest of the way in a 35-17 loss.
The Colonels are 4-0 ATS in their last four games in September and 4-0 ATS in their last four road games. Eastern Kentucky is also 7-1 ATS in their last eight games on turf.
Meanwhile, the Cardinals are 2-11-1 ATS in their last 14 non-conference games and 2-7 ATS in their last nine games in September. The over is 7-2 in the Cardinals’ last nine overall as well.
Eastern Kentucky’s numbers were pretty impressive in the Week 1 win, but considering Valparaiso couldn’t do much of anything against the rush it’s not necessarily a reliable area.
The Colonels will have their hands full here, and unless they can pull out a crazy offensive performance I don’t see them getting close. I’m going to go with Louisville.