Free College Football Picks Today: Viriginia Cavaliers vs Louisville Cardinals 10/8/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Viriginia Cavaliers vs Louisville Cardinals 10/8/22
Sat 8th October 2022

The University of Louisville Cardinals (2-3, 0-3 ACC) head to take on the University of Virginia Cavaliers (2-3, 0-2 ACC) at David A. Harrison III Field at Scott Stadium on Saturday for a matchup that pits the Atlantic Coast Conference’s most potent rushing offense against one of its toughest ground defenses. The Cardinals are three-point favorites, and the total is 50.5. Louisville is coming off a tight 34-33 loss at the hands of Boston College at Alumni Stadium last Saturday. Malik Cunningham was 19 of 28 for 186 yards and a touchdown. He also ran 15 times for 62 yards and three touchdowns. Tyler Hudson caught four passes for 50 yards.Virginia lost 38-17 to Duke at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium last Saturday. Brennan Armstrong threw for 202 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. Perris Jones carried eight times for 41 yards. Keytaon Thompson hauled in six receptions for 61 yards.


The Cavaliers won the only meeting between the teams last season, a 34-33 victory in October. Brennan Armstrong threw three touchdowns for Virginia.


The Cardinals are averaging 26.4 points per game for the season, 90th in FBS, and they are facing a Cavaliers defense that has surrendered 23.0 PPG (56th). Meanwhile, Virginia has scored 18.0 points a game this season, 118th in the nation, and Louisville is allowing 23.4 PPG (60th). The Cardinals rank as the ACC’s top team in rushing yards per game (209.0, 1st), while they are 11th in passing yards (221.0). The Cavaliers are fifth in the conference in passing yards allowed per game (199.4) and fourth against the run (156.0).Virginia has been one of the conference’s least successful passing teams, averaging 210.0 passing yards per game (12th), while ranking ninth in rushing yards (154.4). The Cardinals are allowing 210.4 passing yards (7th in the ACC) and 160.6 rushing yards per game (3rd).


Through five games, Malik Cunningham has thrown for three touchdowns (3 INT) and 193.6 yards per game to lead Louisville in passing. In three away games this season, he has one TD (2 INT) and an average of 179.7 yards passing. Malik Cunningham also leads the team in rushing with an average of 91.4 yards per game. He has nine touchdowns on the ground. Tyler Hudson is the Cardinals’ leading receiver with 62.4 yards a game. Brennan Armstrong has four passing touchdowns (5 INT) with 210.0 yards per game through five games to lead Virginia. In two home games this season, he has thrown for two TDs (1 INT) and an average of 265.0 yards. Perris Jones has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 62.8 yards a game through five games. He has four total touchdowns, two rushing and two receiving. Keytaon Thompson has been the primary target in the Cavaliers’ passing game, averaging 70.2 yards per game through five appearances.

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Louisville (-145)

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