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Cardinals heavily favored at home

ESPN's FPI gives No. 7 Louisville a 91 percent chance to beat NC State. The Wofpack took No. 4 Clemson to overtime last week, but FPI sees them as 20-point underdogs a week later. Week 8 top games (Insider)

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Louisville will honor Dave Ragone's No. 15 jersey

Louisville will honor former quarterback Dave Ragone on Saturday. Ragone, a three-time Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year, is now the quarterbacks coach for the Chicago Bears.

18hBilly Tucker

Scout's Take: RB Colin Wilson to Louisville

ESPN 300 running back Colin Wilson is now on board with Louisville. Read below to see why he's a great fit for Bobby Petrino's offense:What he brings: Prototypical load-back that can pound it downhill and move the chains between the tackles.

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19hSteve Muench and Kevin Weidl

Scouts pick: Who's better, Lamar Jackson or Deshaun Watson?

Deshaun Watson and Clemson remain undefeated, but Lamar Jackson is dominating the Heisman Trophy conversation. Our scouts pick which quarterback they prefer and look at other Week 8 matchups.

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1dSharon Katz

FPI projections for Week 8's best games

The analytics suggest undefeated teams such as Ohio State, Alabama and West Virginia will be fine on Saturday, but conference matchups at this stage of the season can produce strange results.


Louisville, ACC, Rick Pitino

Bomani discusses who is ultimately responsible for preventing people from shaking it in the Louisville dorms.

Who still has a shot at reaching the CFP? (4:12)

No. 7 Louisville needs style points

The 5-1 Cardinals have to win every game and must be impressive in doing so. NC State took No. 4 Clemson to OT last week. Can the Cards put away the Wolfpack early? Bubble watch

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2dACC blog

ACC Week 8 game picks: Less is more?

There are only four ACC games on the slate this week, but there could still be plenty of drama and implications.

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2dAdam Rittenberg

Coaches hand out midseason honors

Which coaches are doing the best job? Which teams are for real? Who is the best player? We asked coaches from across the country their takes, and there are some surprising answers.

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Jackson named midseason All-American

Louisville QB Lamar Jackson was nowhere to be found in ESPN's preseason All-American team. But the Heisman front-runner has a spot on our roster now. Midseason All-Americans

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Louisville coach Bobby Petrino was asked how quarterback Lamar Jackson has handled the growing hype as he leads the Heisman race and appears on multiple midseason All-America teams. "Lamar is great, he's the same person he's always been. I'm proud of him."

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4dHeather Dinich

How the College Football Playoff chase turns to chaos

What happens if Alabama or Clemson is upset in its conference title game? Or Washington gets knocked off by Washington State? One thing is clear: It will be a headache for the playoff committee.

Three matchups that will electrify this weekend in college football (1:08)

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

A Power 5 defensive line coach says Louisville's Achilles heel is its offensive line, and now the Cards host NC State, which is 17th nationally in sacks per game. The assistant said he doesn't think the group adjusts well to scheme and movement, but they have the physicality when need be. Lamar Jackson is the great equalizer, too. He doesn't just make the big plays but he avoids the negative ones by escaping pressure.

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4dMackenzie Kraemer

How Vegas handicappers rank top 25 CFB teams

Alabama and Ohio State are the clear two best teams in college football right now, but how do our handicappers rank the other teams in the top 25?

Team Stats

Passing Yards321.813th
Rushing Yards305.73rd
Points For52.31st
Points Against24.3Tied-46th

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