The University of Louisville Football team will travel to the Carrier Dome and face the #13 ranked Syracuse Orange. UofL is 2-7 on the season and will be facing a team that really looks like will expose all of the vulnerable parts of Cardinal Football. This is especially true when it comes to scoring and turnover margin & on 3rd down and in Offense/Defense, Sacks/Sacks Allowed…. well you get the picture.

On paper this is a total mis-match.  We will see if the Cards car reverse their fortunes on the road before returning home for the final two games of the 2018 season.

130 teams in College Football
Louisville Syracuse
Strength of Schedule (Sagarin) 29th 74th
Scoring Offense (ppg) 21.6 (118th) 43.3 (8th)
Total Offense (ypg) 344.7 (113th) 478.2 (15th)
Passing Offense (ypg) 231.9 (69th) 274.3 (29th)
Rushing Offense (ypg) 112.78 (120th) 203.89 (37th)
Scoring Defense (ppg) 40.8 (125th) 32.2 (98th)
Total Defense (ypg) 462.8 (115th) 432.2 (98th)
Passing Defense (ypg) 185.3 (23rd) 267.0 (111th)
Rushing Defense (ypg) 277.44 (128th) 165.22 (71st)
Punt Returns (ypr) 16.42 (11th) 14.44 (17th)
Kickoff Returns (ypr) 23.5 (28th) 18.53 (99th)
Opponent Punt Returns (ypr) 9.57 (83rd) 9.67 (84th)
Opponent Kickoff Return (ypr) 20.23 (60th) 15.57 (7th)
Punting (ypp) 39.87 (88th) 44.04 (21st)
Field Goal % 100.0% (1st) 92.0% (9th)
Opponent FG % 60.0% (27th) 75.0% (74th)
First Downs (per game) 19.8 (92nd) 23.9 (27th)
Opponent First Downs (per game) 22.0 (90th) 20.2 (59th)
Penalties (ypg) 59.3 (78th) 53.1 (56th)
Turnover Margin (season) -11 (129th) 12 (5th)
Time of Possession 30:04.56 (66th) 30:07.22 (65th)
Sacks (Per Game) 0.89 (130th) 3.00 (16th)
Tackles for Loss (Per Game) 3.44 (127th) 6.89 (33rd)
Sacks Allowed (Per Game) 3.56 (125th) 2.56 (91st)
Tackles for Loss Allowed (Per Game) 7.56 (117th) 5.78 (63rd)
Interceptions Gained (season) 3 (122nd) 12 (14th)
Passes Defended (per game) 1.89 (130th) 4.33 (56th)
Fumbles Recovered (season) 5 (73rd) 9 (15th)
Fumbles Forced (season) 3 (119th) 7 (65th)
Fumbles Lost (season) 7 (77th) 4 (23rd)
Interceptions Lost (Season) 12 (120th) 5 (28th)
Kick/Punts Blocked (season) 2 (22nd) 1 (57th)
3rd Down Conversion % 39.23% (71st) 39.44% (68th)
4th Down Conversion % 42.11% (107th) 57.14% (41st)
Opponent 3rd Down Conversion % 50.81% (130th) 26.47% (4th)
Opponent 4th Down Conversion % 60.00% (93rd) 52..94% (71st)
Red Zone Conversion % 84.62% (62nd) 89.09% (27th)
Red Zone TD Conversion % 69.23% (31st) 60.00% (75th)
Red Zone Trips 26 (110th) 55 (1st)
Opponent Red Zone Conversion % 87.5% (95th) 78.13% (33rd)
Opponent Red Zone TD Conversion % 77.50% (126th) 56.25% (47th)
Opponent Red Zone Trips 40 (109th) 32 (66th)
Kickoffs (ypk) 59.90 (94th) 64.30 (12th)
Plays 618 (82nd) 740 (5th)
Yards Per Play 5.02 (115th) 5.82 (63rd)
Plays +10 Yards 129 (60th) 145 (32nd)
Plays +20 Yards 34 (111th) 52 (27th)
Plays +30 Yards 13 (111th) 23 (30th)
Plays +40 Yards 6 (115th) 14 (20th)
Opponent Plays +10 Yards 126 (67th) 135 (90th)
Opponent Plays +20 Yards 48 (98th) 47 (93rd)
Opponent Plays +30 Yards 27 (109th) 20 (77th)
Opponent Plays +40 Yards 13 (95th) 16 (114th)
Rushing Plays +10 Yards 47 (71st) 56 (39th)
Rushing Plays +20 Yards 6 (116th) 14 (53rd)
Rushing Plays +30 Yards 1 (122nd) 5 (68th)
Passing Plays +10 Yards 82 (64th) 89 (41st)
Passing Plays +20 Yards 28 (76th) 38th (23rd)
Passing Plays +30 Yards 12 (72nd) 18 (21st)
Passing Plays +40 Yards 5 (82nd) 10 (15th)
Opp Rushing Plays +10 Yards 63rd (112th) 50 (76th)
Opp Rushing Plays +20 Yards 22 (116th) 14 (81st)
Opp Rushing Plays +30 Yards 16 (128th) 6 (70th)
Opp Passing Plays +10 Yards 63 (22nd) 85 (89th)
Opp Passing Plays +20 Yards 26 (41st) 33 (98th)
Opp Passing Plays +30 Yards 11 (38th) 14 (69th)
Opp Passing Plays +40 Yards 6 (49th) 11 (118th)
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