The Louisville Cardinals 1–3 (0–3 ACC) will have their work cut out for them this weekend when they head to South Bend to face the No. 4 ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish (3-0).
The game starts at 2:30 p.m. ET and will be televised on NBC. But if you don’t have cable, here’s how to watch a live stream of Louisville vs Notre Dame online for free:
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Louisville vs Notre Dame Preview
The Irish are coming off a 42-26 win over Florida State last weekend. It was a slower game for the Irish, as they often struggled to find a rhythm on offense at times, going just 2-8 on third down.
Quarterback Ian Book played well, however, going 16-25 for 201 yards and two touchdowns. Book also ran for a score in a game that saw Notre Dame’s rushing attack overwhelm the Seminoles. The Fighting Irish ran for 353 yards and four scores, averaging 8.4 yards per carry. They’ll be facing a Louisville squad giving up an average of 34.4 points over their first four games.
The Cardinals could not manage to overcome Georgia Tech last week, losing 46-27. It was their third straight loss, but there were a few encouraging signs for Louisville.
Quarterback Malik Cunningham had a strong outing in a losing effort, throwing for 229 yards and two touchdowns, while also running for two scores. It was the first game this season in which Cunningham did not throw an interception, but it came at a time when Louisville’s running backs could not hold on to the ball. They had three fumbles, which was a large reason they lost the game.
Cardinals head coach Scott Satterfield knows his team will have to clean things up against this tough Notre Dame team. “I think the turnovers and big plays are the two biggest differences on offense that I think we’ve had,” he said. “We have to take care of the football and we have to get down the field. If we hit those big plays, we’re going to score points … that’s how we will be able to win football games.”
For his part, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly isn’t expecting a gimme against Louisville. He knows Cunningham is coming off his best game of the season, and even though the Irish have allowed an average of 13.0 points through their first three games, Kelly is ready for a battle in the trenches.
“They will utilize all the tools they have at their disposal, but we’ll have to be ready for option and the quarterback runs. They’re an outside zone team and they’re really, really good at it,” Kelly said, adding: “It will have to start there in defending that. Their boot game is very, very good and getting the ball in space to the receivers. Defending him out of the pocket is going to be a big concern for us. He’s very good at creating and that is as big of a concern for us as anything.”
Thus, turnovers and the run game should be keys to this one, although Notre Dame are currently three-touchdown favorites, and should win handily.
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