Gameday Preview: UConn vs. no. 20 Louisville

Jim Rogash

Everything you need to know to get ready for UConn vs no. 20 Louisville tonight at 8:30.

Hey, did you know there’s a football game tonight?

Shortly after the glorious beginning of the 2013-2014 men’s basketball season tips off in Brooklyn, something likely to be far less glorious will kick off in East Hartford. 0-7 UConn will tangle with no. 20 Louisville, who’s made the trip north for a shot at revenge of last year’s 23-20 Husky upset win.

UConn’s search for its first win of 2013 likely will not end tonight, as the Cardinals are led by future no. 1 NFL pick, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and a ferocious defense. However, strides can be made with a good showing against a club that should find itself in a top-tier bowl by the end of the season. The Huskies have had nearly two weeks to fix their myriad of errors, return to fundamentals and gameplan.

We’ll see what they’ve come up with.

Tentatively scheduled for 8:36, tonight’s game could get pushed back depending on the finish of the basketball opener. We’ll know by 7:30 and keep you updated via Twitter.

Now, let’s get ready for some football.

COVERAGE

TV- ESPN2, ESPN3 Radio- WTIC, WWHUS
Twitter- @UConnFB_Andrew, @TheUConnBlog

VEGAS, BABY

Louisville is favored at every stop by either 27.5 or 28 points.

GET CAUGHT UP

For an advanced scouting look at the Cardinals, click here. To catch up on all the news and notes of the week, click here.

WEATHER

Bundle up. 39 degrees and mostly clear at kickoff. Temperatures will drop gradually to the mid-30s. 10-12 MPH winds to the west. 0% chance of precipitation.

INJURIES

UConn
Probable: WR Shakim Phillips (hamstring), CB Taylor Mack (shoulder), LB Graham Stewart (ankle)
Questionable: S Ty-Meer Brown (neck)
Out: G Gus Cruz (cardiac problem)

Louisville
Probable: WR Kai De La Cruz (undisclosed)
Doubtful: OT Anthony Garcia (knee)

PREDICTIONS
Andrew: Louisville, 44-13

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