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Kickoff: Saturday, Oct. Leading the way for the Cavs was quarterback Bryce Perkins, who threw for yards and rushed for 62 and three touchdowns in the win. It will be a considerable challenge for the Cardinals defense to slow down Perkins, as they're ranked th in the nation in yards allowed per game.
Not only does Louisville have to worry about Perkins, but it also will need to be concerned about Virginia's talented receivers, Joe Reed and Hasise DuBois.
But since then, the team's depth at quarterback has taken a significant hit. Pass is out for the season due to a toe injury.
He initially injured the toe in Louisville's opener against Notre Dame, but he decided to play through it. Then Pass later reaggravated the same toe and has been out ever since.
Since Pass' injury, the Cardinals have opted to go with a two-quarterback system with redshirt freshman Micale Cunningham and true freshman Evan Conley. The two have been reliable for the Cardinals, and according to head coach Scott Satterfield, the team will continue to use both quarterbacks.
Whoever is behind center will have his hands full on Saturday. Virginia is ranked eighth nationally in total defense, allowing The Cavaliers are also 14th in rushing defense 96 ypg , so that could make running back Javian Hawkins' job a little tougher.
Final Analysis Something will have to give on Saturday between the Virginia defense and the Louisville offense. While the Cavaliers have been stout stopping the run this year, the Cardinals are averaging Virginia will likely try to force the quarterback pair to beat them through the air.
The Cavaliers have 28 sacks this season, which is the fourth most in the nation.
Meanwhile, the Cardinals are allowing 2. If Louisville cannot run the ball, it is hard to see the Cardinals offense generating a ton of points.
Several three and outs by the offense will make life difficult for the Louisville defense. Prediction: Virginia 27, Louisville 17 — Written by Antwan Staley, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and has extensive experience covering Florida sports teams.
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