The 1-1 North Carolina Tar Heels take on the 19th-ranked 2-0 Louisville Cardinals this weekend. North Carolina tripped up this past weekend with a loss to Wake Forest after beating Elon, while Louisville has beaten both Kentucky and Missouri State en route to a top-25 standing in college football.
Louisville hopes to solidify their place among the best teams in the nation with another solid out-of-conference win (although many would debate the legitmacy of beating a team like Kentucky). Charlie Strong has a tough test ahead of him in North Carolina. Thankfully, he has one of the more focused offenses in the conference that has made a habit of producing long and methodical drives with Teddy Bridgewater at the helm. Bridgewater has completed over 80 percent of his passes this season; similar marks should be more than enough against a Tar Heel defense that leaked several times against the Demon Deacons last week.
Game Time, TV Channel: 3:30 PM ET, 12:30 PM PT. Available on ABC to the Southern and Western areas of the country, and on ESPN2 to the rest of the nation. Coverage map available here.
Point spread: Louisville favored by a field goal.
For news, discussion and more: For more on UNC football, visit North Carolina blog Carolina March. For more on Cardinals football, visit Louisville blog Card Chronicle, plus Big East blog Big East Coast Bias and SB Nation Indiana.
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