Eastern Kentucky (0-1) at Louisville (0-1) (Louisville, Ky., 3:30 p.m. ET, WHAS-TV/ESPN3.com): There is nothing like a good ole’ FCS opponent to cheer a team up after a rivalry loss. The Louisville football team did not fare well in the battle for the Governor’s Cup last week, as they lost 23-16, the fourth-straight loss to Kentucky in the series. The Cardinals play host to Eastern Kentucky of the mighty Ohio Valley conference this week in a game that should be over by halftime.
Running back Bilal Powell surged out to 153 yards and a touchdown last week, so the run game seems to be on the right track. Powell should be able to find many holes against Eastern Kentucky in the rout. The Cardinals need to put up a lot of points to gain back the confidence that is lost when losing to a rival.
Call it now: Louisville 38, Eastern Kentucky 15<