All through the weekend, college football is going to be played all over the country. There are so many great games. Georgia and Clemson are battling in the College Gameday game of the week. However, that isn’t the only SEC/ACC matchup. Labor Day Weekend is being capped off by the Ole Miss Rebels taking on the Louisville Cardinals. There has been some lighthearted trash talk leading up to the game.
On Twitter, Ole Miss posted a strange video. Featuring a few players from the roster, the Twitter video was captioned, “We [heart emoji] Louisville.” Now, not many teams declare their love for their opponents. Especially before the game. However, this turned out a little different. Watch as the Rebels rib their opponents ahead of their Monday night matchup.
Now, it is clear the Rebels weren’t talking about the city with the Kentucky Derby. However, they did a great job of hitting the lines a Louisville, KY resident would hit. Great city. Good culture. “When you think of the best city in the state, you think of my hometown,” one of the players said.
The line that really sold it had to be, “And I gotta be honest, it really bothers me when people mispronounce my hometown.” There isn’t a Louisville resident that hasn’t had to explain the pronunciation of their town. Then the big reveal came.
Daylen Gill, Caleb Warren, and Ashanti Cistrunk let loose with it. “Louisville, Mississippi” they all proudly said. They all pronounced it “Lewis-Ville.” Everyone knows that the city in Kentucky is a much more mumbled pronunciation. “Loo-uh-vull” is closer to the Kentucky pronunciation.
A pretty clever video ahead of the season opener.
Ole Miss, Louisville Meet for First Time
When it comes to the action on the field, Monday is going to be historic. This will be the first time that the Rebels and Cardinals have met on the football field. One of the things about Ole Miss football, they will have their offense ready to go. Lane Kiffin is an offensive coach. This team had one of the best offenses in the country a year ago.
However, Louisville will hope to capitalize on poor defense. This could be a shootout. That all depends on how well the Cardinals’ defense steps up. Last season was a disappointment for Scott Satterfield and his team. Coming into the game, the Cards are 10 points underdogs and the total is almost up to 80 points. That means Vegas thinks this has the potential to be a slugfest. Whoever wins this game will come away with the Old Leather Helmet trophy as part of the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.
Both of these teams are looking for a good start to the season. Winning a high-scoring game can give the offense a ton of confidence to begin the new year. However, coaches don’t want to see their defense give up 28+ points. By the time the dust settles, the defense for Ole Miss is likely to outperform Louisville’s defense. Rebels take the win by a couple of touchdowns.