13th ranked Syracuse took advantage of five Louisville miscues to rout the Cardinals 54-23. The Orange scored 27 points off the five errors. The Cardinals were penalized 17 times for 125 yards, and Syracuse picked off two Louisville passes. Louisville also lost two fumbles and their quarterbacks, under pressure most of the game, were sacked five times. It was the seventh straight loss for Louisville.
Today’s games: Kentucky’s dreams of a 10-win season and potential New Year’s Six bowl appearance likely depend on whether it can earn a rare road victory over Tennessee. The 12th-ranked Wildcats have lost 16 straight road games to the Volunteers and haven’t beaten Tennessee in Knoxville since 1984, but they head to Neyland Stadium as six-point favorites. Pregame coverage begins at 12:30 on Lite Rock 98.7 and lite987whop.com.
Other SEC action today includes Vanderbilt playing an 11 am game at Missouri.
The Bowling Green Daily News reported Friday Western Kentucky quarterback Drew Eakles will not play in today’s game at Florida Atlantic. He suffered an apparent upper body injury in last week’s loss at Middle Tennessee. Pregame coverage begins at 3 on News Radio 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Ohio Valley Conference action today includes Murray State hosting 19th ranked Southeast Missouri in an 11 am game at Stewart Stadium and Austin Peay is on the road at Eastern Illinois.