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Louisville is set to play their second game of the season and second straight at home when Miami (FL) comes to town.
Both teams won their season openers, which led to the ACC foes finding themselves in the Top 25 this week. #17 Louisville took down Western Kentucky 35-21. #18 Miami defeated UAB 31-14.
Last week, the Hurricanes managed to put up 31 points on 495 total yards, 366 on the ground and 158 through the air. Miami also scored three of their four touchdowns with a strong rushing attack. They relied on a one-two punch from Cam'ron Harris (17-134-2) and D'Eriq King (12-83-1).
King also had a strong showing through the air, going 16-24 for 158 yards and one touchdown with no interceptions. Eight different receivers recorded a reception with none having more than four receptions. Brevin Jordan was the only receiver to top 50 yards with 51 on three receptions and a touchdown.
Miami maintained control of the ball well, giving up just one fumble. They had no success in forcing turnovers, recording no fumble recoveries or interceptions.
Louisville scored 35 points on 487 total yards, 343 passing and 144 rushing. Micale Cunningham was the only player to attempt a pass for the Cards, going 19-34 for 343 yards for three touchdowns and one interceptions.
The rushing attack was split between three players: Cunningham (12-24-0), Javian Hawkins (19-71-1), and Hassan Hall (6-66-0).
Louisville had a little more difficult time with holding onto the football with two turnovers. Special teams also had some issues with a punt being blocked and another being fumbled on the goal line.
Miami leads the all-time series 10-3-1. The Hurricanes are 6-0-1 on their home turf and 4-2 in Louisville. Louisville holds the 1-0 advantage at neutral sites, winning the 2013 Russell Athletic Bowl 36-9.
Kickoff is set for 7:44 p.m., and will be the College GameDay featured game on ABC.