How to Watch: Louisville v Georgia Tech in Aflac Kickoff Game
The much-anticipated start of the Jeff Brohm era has arrived as Louisville travels to Atlanta to face Georgia Tech in the Aflac Kickoff Game on Friday evening. The Cardinals and Yellow Jackets will kick at 7:30pm with ESPN providing the broadcast.
Date: Friday, Sept. 1Time: 7:30 p.m. (ET)Site: AtlantaStadium: Mercedes-Benz Stadium (71,000)TV: ESPNTV Crew: Anish Shroff, Andre Ware, Paul Carcaterra Louisville Radio: Louisville Radio NetworkLouisville Radio Crew: Paul Rogers, Craig Swabeck, Jody Demling
Favorite: Louisville is favored by 7.5 points.
Series History: This is just the third meeting between the programs. Georgia Tech leads the series 2-0.
Notable: A few game notes
Louisville is 56-42-6 all-time in season openers and are 15-15-1 in neutral site games. This meeting marks just the fifth neutral site opener for the Cardinals, which are 1-3 in such contests.
Friday's season-opener is the third time since joining the ACC that Louisville will open the season with a league game. The Cardinals are 1-1 in ACC season openers, including a loss at Syracuse last year.
Quotable: Comments on the opening game
Louisville head coach Jeff Brohm on playing an ACC game as the season opener: "Well, it’s very important. Every conference game matters and every game matters really, but you have to be prepared to go on the road, always. You have to be able to overcome things along the way. This will be the first time for a lot of guys playing together, so you have to keep your focus, you have to trust your confidence, and trust your preparation. You have to be confident when you take the field. You have to go out there and execute. Like I said, we try to put as much pressure on our guys in practice to perform and in a lot of different situations, you hope that it carries over to the game. Game one, you hope that you’re able to adjust and adapt along the way whether things are going good or bad, and that’s what we’re going to have to prove."
Georgia Tech head coach Brent Key on preparing for a rebuilt Louisville team: "We watched a lot of film. We looked at Purdue, we looked at Western Kentucky, we looked at Louisville, Louisville personnel... there are 26 transfers on there team so we have looked at 21 different schools and individual players. There is a lot of preparation that goes into that but we don't want our guys to overthink things. It is the first game, it is about what we do, it is about performance and how we execute our base offense, defense, and special teams."
Next Three: Upcoming games for both programs
Louisville: Sept. 7 vs Murray State, Sept. 16 vs Indiana (in Indianapolis), Sept. 23 vs Boston College
Georgia Tech: Sept. 9 vs South Carolina State, Sept. 16 at Ole Miss, Sept. 23 at Wake ForestDate:Time:Site:Stadium:TV: TV Crew:Louisville Radio:Louisville Radio Crew:Favorite:Series History:Notable:Quotable:Next Three: