NCAA-F | Oct 13, 2018
Louisville vs. Boston College
The Cardinals have really struggled taking care of the football this year, with a -8 turnover margin in FBS games. The defense has been expoited by Alabama and Georgia Tech, but has played well against the limited offenses of Virginia and Florida State. Also, just once all season has an opponent produced more than a 69% first down success rate, and that was last week against the Yellow Jackets. So off a 66 points allowed game, with a bye on deck, this Louisville team needs to slow down this BC offense.
That's something that can be accomplished here as the Eagles have really struggled in offensive efficiency the past four games. How about 36.2% against Wake Forest, 29.3% against Purdue, 37.0% against Temple and 36.0% vs NC State last week. The defense has been slightly better than average, but without an explosive offense we can't trust the Eagles to lay this type of number.