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By The Numbers: Miami vs. Louisville

Both teams won a C-USA game last week, and will open ACC play on Saturday.

Micale Cunningham of the Louisville Cardinals warms up before the game against the Boston College Eagles at Cardinal Stadium on October 05, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. Previously referred to as “Malik”, Cunningham told Louisville officials that he is now going by his given first name, Micale. Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images

Atlantic Coast Conference play begins for two teams on Saturday when D’Eriq King and the Miami Hurricanes head to Kentucky to face Micale Cunningham and the Louisville Cardinals.

The Canes knocked off UAB in their home opener last Thursday 31-14. They averaged 6.3 yards per play and racked up 495 yards of offense, while holding the Blazers to 4.7 and 285 yards. King shined in his Miami debut going 15/23 for 141 yards and a touchdown, along with 12 carries for 83 yards and a rushing score. It was also enough for the cover of a spread that ranged between 13.5-16 all week.

Louisville defeated Western Kentucky 34-23 with 6.8 yards per play against 4.3 for the Hilltoppers. The former Malik Cunningham now goes by Micale, and was 19/34 for 343 yards in his season debut with three touchdowns and one interception. UL was on the wrong side of the closing line, but by just a point.

Miami Hurricanes (1-0, 0-0 ACC) vs. Louisville Cardinals (1-0, 0-0 ACC)

Where: Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, KY
When: Saturday, September 19th, 7:30 p.m. ET
TV: ABC

Odds at DraftKings Sportsbook

Spread: Louisville -2
Total: Over/Under 59.5
Money Line: Miami +110, Louisville -134

SP+ Ranking

Miami: 23 (56 offense, 10 defense)
Louisville: 41 (12 offense, 84 defense)

Returning Production

Miami

Overall: 55% (91 of 130 FBS)
Offense: 59%
Defense: 50%
Coaching Staff: New OC (Rhett Lashlee), OL, & WR coach
Offense: 7 starters returning, new QB (D’Eriq King, transfer from Houston)
Defense: 4 starters returning
Offensive line games started: 65

Louisville

Overall: 78% (13 of 130 FBS)
Offense: 79%
Defense: 77%
Coaching Staff: New ILB coach
Offense: 8 starters returning, 13 QB starts (Micale Cunningham)
Defense: 8 starters returning
Offensive line games started: 35+

Team Talent via 247 Sports Composite

Miami: 18th of 130
Louisville: 45th of 130

Championship Odds

Miami: National Champion +8000, ACC Champion +1200
Louisville: National Champion +15000, ACC Champion +3300

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