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2018 Week 1 Analysis- Alabama vs. Louisville (Orlando, FL)

Alabama vs. Louisville (Orlando,Florida)
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Alabama has won 16 straight week one games since 2001. The Crimson Tide has won thosee games by an average margin of victory of 24.8 points per game. The last loss came in 2001 in Tuscaloosa to UCLA.

 
Last year, the Crimson Tide defeated Florida State by a score of 24-7.

 

 
Since 2007, Nick Saban is 7-1 against the ACC and has won those games by a total score of 258-110 or 21.1 ppg.

 
Alabama won 13 games in 2017 against 12 FBS opponents (Florida State, Fresno State, Colorado State, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Tennessee, LSU, Mississippi State, Clemson & Georgia) with a combined overall record of 93-63 or .595%.

 

 
The Crimson Tide defeated those opponents by a combined score of 449-141 or 25.6 ppg.

 

 

 

 

Alabama also defeated FCS opponent-Mercer by a score of 56-0.

 

 
Alabama’s only loss in 2017 came to Auburn (10-4 overall) by a score of 26-14.

 

 
Louisville won 8 games in 2017 against 7 FBS opponents (Purdue, North Carolina, Kent State, Florida State, Virginia, Syracuse & Kentucky) with a combined overall record of 36-52 or .409%.

 

 

The Cardinals won those 7 games by a total score of 293-142 or 21.5 ppg.

 

 
Louisville also defeated FCS opponent-Murray State by a score of 55-10.

 

 
Louisville lost 5 games in 2017 against FBS opponents (Clemson, NC State, Boston College, Wake Forest & Mississippi State) with a combined overall record of 45-21 or .681%. The Cardinals were outscored by a margin of 204-147 or 11.4 ppg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Joseph Lisi

Joseph Lisi is a member of the FWAA (Football Writers Association of America), the Maxwell Football Club and the National Football Foundation. He is the owner of the website: www.goforthe2.com and hosts a weekly college football radio show on SB Nation Radio and FNSTY Sports Radio from 10-12pm EST every Saturday morning. Listen live at: www.sbnationradio.com or www.fntsy.com/radio. Joseph is a former college football researcher for ABC Sports and has been featured on: SportsXRadio with Ken Thomson, ESPN Radio, Sirius XM Radio, FNTSY Sports Network, the Sid Rosenberg Show (640 AM Sports-South Florida), 1560 AM CBS Sports Melbourne, FL and multiple media outlets throughout the nation. Joe appears every Friday with Ken Thomson on SportsXRadio for the Football Fiasco in which every game on the college board is broken down during the show. Follow Joe on Twitter: @goforthe2

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