Louisville vs. Auburn: Media picks

ATLANTA - Cardinal Authority has checked in with some of the local media members for a prediction on Saturday's Louisville-Auburn football game. The game will kick off at 3:30 p.m. in the Georgia Dome.

Cardinal Authority has checked in with some of the local media members for a prediction on Saturday's Louisville-Auburn football game.

The game will kick off at 3:30 p.m. in the Georgia Dome.

Here are the picks:

Jody Demling, Cardinal Authority

Louisville 24, Auburn 21: John Wallace wins it for Louisville as CardNation celebrates again in the Georgia Dome.

Eric Carwford, WDRB.com

Auburn 14, Louisville 10: Cards 'D' is legit, but offense isn't enough.

Kent Taylor, WAVE-3

Louisville 31, Auburn 28: John Wallace game-winning field goal; Bonnafon accounts for 300 yards.

Fred Cowgill, WLKY-32

Auburn 31, Louisville 28: Cards play their brains out but just miss.

Rick Bozich, WBRD.com

Auburn 27, Louisville 17: Cards' offensive line might be ready for test on October but not on the first Saturday in September.

Tim Sullivan, Courier-Journal

Auburn 27, Louisville 23: Just don't ask me to pick the quarterback.

Kent Spencer, WHAS-11

Auburn 31, Louisville 24: The Cards' offensive line will eventually be good, but it won't be in game one.

Whitney Harding, WHAS-11

Auburn 28, Louisville 21: I think the fourth quarter will be the difference and the up-tempo offense will prevail. U of L defense will control the first half.

John Lewis, WRDB-41

Auburn 25, Louisville 14: The Cards may sill be a work in progress offensively and defensively. That's difficult when taking on a team with national championship aspirations right out of the gate.

Steve Jones, Courier-Journal:

Auburn 31, Louisville 23: Cards' really strong defense will keep them in it till final minutes, but too many question marks on offense to know if U of L can score quite enough to pull the upset.

Mark Blankebaker, TheCrunchZone.com

Louisville 38, Auburn 33: Louisville's defense sets the tone with a high number of turnovers. Cards will turn it over less, and U of L's defense will bail out the Cards in tough spots.

Dave Jennings, 790-WKRD

Auburn 31, Louisville 20: I think we will see flashes of what's to come in Bobby Year 2, but the unsettled o-line and Auburn's likely improved 'D' will make this an uneven effort for the Cards in week one.


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