College Football TV Schedule: How to Watch Miami vs Louisville on TV and Online

No.18-ranked Louisville hosts No. 17 Miami on Saturday in the first meeting between two ranked teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference and the only matchup between ranked programs scheduled for Week 3 of the college football season.

Both teams arrive into the game with a 1-0 record and both will be looking to cement their place in the AP Top 25 Rankings.

Here's all you need to know ahead of Saturday.

  • Kickoff time—Louisville hosts Miami at Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, September 19.
  • TV channel—ABC
  • Live stream—ABC's digital platforms, SlingTV and fuboTV.
  • Odds—Louisville is a 2.5-point favorite with DraftKings and 9/10 to cover the spread, while the over/under line in terms of total points scored is set at 59.5. The Cardinals are 37/50 in moneyline terms, while the Hurricanes are 57/50 underdogs.
  • Series history—Miami leads the all-time series 10-1-3 and won the most recent meeting between the two last season.

Miami and Louisville both kicked off the season with home wins against Conference USA opponents last week, with Miami defeating UAB 31-14 and Louisville prevailing 35-21 over Western Kentucky. Miami's running game enjoyed its best day out in six years, as the Hurricanes rumbled UAB for 337 rushing yards and three touchdowns, with junior running back Cam'Ron Harris racking up 134 rushing yards over 17 carries and Jaylan Knighton and Donald Chaney combining for 111 yards on the ground.

Such was Miami's dominance in the running game that quarterback D'Eriq King threw for just 141 yards and one touchdown in his debut after transferring from Houston in the offseason, completing 15 of his 23 passes and adding 83 rushing yards and a touchdown on the ground.

Louisville quarterback Micale Cunningham was far busier, throwing for 343 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the Cardinals' win over Western Kentucky, while star wideouts Dez Fitzpatrick and Braden Smith had four receptions and 110 receiving yards each.

The Hurricanes' 52-27 win over the Cardinals in Miami in November last year was one of only two occasions they put up at least 30 points against an FBS program, with Jarren Williams going 15-of-22 for 253 yards and a school-record six touchdown passes. Louisville gave up a paltry 129 yards through the air against Western Kentucky last week, but allowed 119 rushing yards and it will be intriguing to see whether Miami's new offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee will remain committed to the running game that demolished UAB or whether he will look to get King more involved.

While Miami is looking to snap a three-game losing streak on the road dating back to the end of last season, Louisville will be determined to make amends for last season's shellacking. The Cardinals began the season outside the AP Top 25 Rankings but have since vaulted themselves into the polls and will aim to consolidate their spot, particularly given the ACC's decision to switch to a 15-team, single-division format for this season because of the coronavirus outbreak has radically altered the picture for teams harboring hopes of reaching the ACC Championship.

Coastal Division teams like Miami now face a far harder path to the championship game as their pool of challengers has expanded. Conversely, Atlantic Division teams like Louisville, whose path to the title decider has been repeatedly blocked by Clemson over the last five seasons, theoretically now have a better chance of reaching the championship game.

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Cam'Ron Harris #23 of the Miami Hurricanes runs with the ball against the Louisville Cardinals during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium on November 9, 2019 in Miami, Florida. The Cardinals host the Hurricanes in Week 3 of the college football season on Saturday. Michael Reaves/Getty
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