A pair of second-year coaches attempting to hit the .500 mark on the season will meet Friday night with Louisville visiting Georgia Tech in a battle of teams that have started 1-2 so far in 2020.
Scott Satterfield’s Cardinals entered the season with plenty of hype after leading one of the best single-year turnarounds in the country, finishing in solo second place in the ACC Atlantic Division behind Clemson with an 8-5 overall record. With three key pieces of a prolific offense back — quarterback Malik Cunningham, running back Javian Hawkins and wide receiver Tutu Atwell — the conversation going into 2020 included Louisville as a conference-championship contender. No one was suggesting that the gap with Clemson had been closed in just one season, but in this 10-game, one-division ACC format in place for 2020, it was definitely considered a possibility that the Cardinals could finish in one of the
No. 3 Oklahoma and No. 8 Texas are the top two teams in the Big 12 and enter as heavy betting favorites in their respective games as conference play begins Saturday. Oddsmakers specifically have set a line at just around three touchdowns for the favored Longhorns, who head on the road for the first time in 2020 to face Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas.
This would seem like a favorable matchup for Texas. Quarterback Sam Ehlinger could have thrown for 800 yards against UTEP if he wanted and Texas Tech’s pass defense looks porous. The Longhorns enjoy a bevy of weapons around Ehlinger, too, in both the run and pass games. Put simply, Texas is loaded on offense and the defense is talented enough to make this a complete team worthy of a Big 12 Championship Game run. Meanwhile, Texas Tech is trying to build something positive coming off of