LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Impressive season-opening victories by No. 17 Miami and No. 18 Louisville has the schools ranked - maybe sooner than some expected.
But the recognition has both motivated to sustain the success as they begin Atlantic Coast Conference play Saturday night under the spotlight of a prime-time national television audience. The schools initially weren't scheduled to meet, but the coronavirus pandemic shook up scheduling nationwide and led to the ACC adopting a 10-game slate that has the Hurricanes and Cardinals playing for the second consecutive season.
For the host Cardinals, it's a chance to avenge last November's 52-27 drubbing by the Hurricanes. Very little worked that game for Louisville, and players are eager to show how they're progressed.