Cincinnati Football: Fenway Bowl conversation with SB Nation’s Card Chronicle

Louisville Cardinals wide receiver Jaelin Carter celebrates with teammates against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Cardinal Stadium. Getty Images.
Louisville Cardinals wide receiver Jaelin Carter celebrates with teammates against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Cardinal Stadium. Getty Images. /
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Take a look at our recent conversation with SB Nation’s Card Chronicle to get an inside look at the Louisville Cardinals and what to expect from both sides of the ball in the Fenway Bowl.

Leading up to the rivalry game, we talked to John Powell from Card Chronicle and got his thoughts on Louisville’s offensive and defensive game plans, roster movement and more.

Both teams are in flux with interim coaching staffs, multiple opt-outs and several transfers in the portal but a win in the bowl game would create plenty of momentum heading into a new era next season.

Make sure to follow CardChronicle and CardinaIStrong on Twitter to keep up with the latest news and read Powell’s full break down below as the rival programs prepare for the Fenway Bowl!

Cincinnati Football: Fenway Bowl conversation with SB Nation’s Card Chronicle

I may be in the minority for a mid-tier bowl game on December 17th but I’m pumped about it. I always loved the rivalry as it traveled across multiple conferences and was sad to see it come to a close.

Even though the rosters are being held together with duct tape and the coaching staffs are missing a few pieces in their puzzle, it’s two rivals battling it out for the first time in a decade and I’m all in.

The Cardinals will be without quarterback Malik Cunningham, wide receiver Tyler Hudson and significant running support from Tiyon Evans. Plus the Louisville play caller is sitting in an office outside of Nippert Stadium nowadays.

Cincinnati Football: Fenway Bowl conversation with SB Nation’s Card Chronicle

Our guy Keith Wynne over at Card Chronicle did a great job breaking down the expected staff in a post earlier this week. You can get more information about the plan for Saturday and who is doing what.

Back up quarterback Brock Domann got some decent reps this year but he will need support from some of the younger wideouts and running backs. I think Louisville’s offense can still move the ball but I don’t expect a shootout at all.

This reeks of a low-scoring game with some ugly plays due to the circumstances. I don’t know if either team has a distinct advantage but I do know the players aren’t treating it lightly and hope to bring home one of the best rivalry trophies in the sport.

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