By Derek DeBurger
The Louisville Cardinals will have their ACC home opener on Sept. 23 against the Boston College Eagles. The Cards will be looking to continue their great start against an up-and-down Boston College team.
Boston College lost their home opener to Northern Illinois, and almost lost to FCS foe Holy Cross. The Eagles then turned around and almost upset a Florida State team that was ranked third nationally.
Louisville has had its own struggles with Boston College teams that have, in the past, had inferior talent. Last season, the Cards lost to the Eagles in a season where they only won three games. In 2017, the Cards lost a shootout to BC with Lamar Jackson at the helm. Louisville can’t take this game lightly, and head coach Jeff Brohm knows that.
When asked about how he keeps his team hungry after a 3-0 start, coach Brohm said, “We treat everything as a one-game season. I know that sounds really dull and boring, but you have to think that way, because you can really look down the road too much as a player. I know fans do… It can really affect your work ethic.”
It would be easy for Louisville fans and players alike to look ahead in the season to a potential meeting against Notre Dame with both teams undefeated on the season. The schedule sets up nicely for that scenario, but if the Cards don’t take care of business at home, do the little things, and build toward the rest of the season we could see our blue skies grey very quickly.
All things considered, though, Louisville should win handily and improve to 4-0 on the year.
Photo Courtesy // Taris Smith, Louisville Athletics