The 2014 college football season will end Week 1 with what should be a very solid contest. While neither school is ranked in the preseason top 25 polls, both squads possess the talent needed to win nine-plus games and contend near the top of the ACC. This is Louisville’s first contest as an official member of the ACC, too.
Date: Monday, Sept. 1, 2014
Time: 8 p.m. E.T.
TV Channel: ESPN
Location: Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, Kentucky
Betting Line: Louisville -3.5 (vegasinsider.com)
Prediction: Louisville will begin life in the ACC with a win. The Cardinals, playing at home, should be able to prevent a Miami offense led by true freshman quarterback Brad Kaaya from scoring a ton of points. Night games on the road are often a recipe for disaster for most quarterbacks. With Kaaya being a first-year starter, expect at least a couple turnovers.