Both Louisville and South Florida are leading at halftime of their games. Of the two, the Cardinals are in more control.
Despite some issues at receiver, Louisville is dominating Arkansas State 31-7 on the road. Adam Froman has already tossed three touchdown passes, and Bilal Powell has run for 97 yards and caught a 57-yard touchdown pass. Remember this is the same Arkansas State team that gave Louisville trouble at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium last year. But Louisville is obviously much better coached right now with Charlie Strong and really taking care of business.
South Florida leads only 14-3 at half over Florida Atlantic. The Bulls have scored on a punt block and a Mo Plancher touchdown. Demetris Murray, who hurt his ankle early last week but still rushed for 115 yards, has not played. Donatavia Bogan is back and has three catches for 24 yards.
This is what USF is right now: a team that does enough on offense to beat bad opponents. We'll see what the Bulls really are next week against Syracuse. Meanwhile, Louisville is looking like a team that could cause some noise.