Cardinal Football

Ranking Louisville’s Remaining Four Opponents

Chris Humphrey

At this point I think it’s safe to say that it’s more likely than unlikely that Scott Satterfield and the Cards go bowling.

With Clemson, Wake Forest and Virginia out of the way the Cards will now face the easier strength of the ACC schedule. Miami, North Carolina State and Syracuse are combined 4-11 in conference play. Kentucky is the lone non-conference game remaining and at this point they’re a tough team to figure out.

Let’s take a look at what the numbers tell us about all four remaining opponents and how I’d rank them.


Record: 6-4

Total Offense: 87th – 380 YPG

Total Defense: 14th – 290 YPG

Turnover Margin: +5

Sagarin SOS Rank: 57th


Record: 4-4

Total Offense: 103rd – 355 YPG

Total Defense: 45th – 355 YPG

Turnover Margin: -3

Sagarin SOS Rank: 26th

NC State

Record: 4-4

Total Offense: 77th – 393 YPG

Total Defense: 48th – 362 YPG

Turnover Margin: -4

Sagarin SOS Rank: 79th


Record: 3-6

Total Offense: 92nd – 376 YPG

Total Defense: 115th – 456 YPG

Turnover Margin: +4

Sagarin SOS Rank: 61st

Easier said than done, but all four remaining opponents for Louisville are beatable. The Cards already have two wins over teams that are better than any of the final four opponents.

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