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Louisville 48, Wake Forest 21

(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

By STEVE BITTENBENDER
Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Fueled by an opportunistic defense, Louisville used a 35-point third quarter to knock off No. 10 Wake Forest 48-21.

The Cardinals (5-3, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) forced eight turnovers, all of which came in the second half. Louisville forced six turnovers in the third quarter as coach Scott Satterfield took his first win against a top 10 team.

Louisville needed a rally after losing a 13-0 lead they held a minute into the second quarter. A defense that's improved in recent weeks provided that spark and then some.

Kei'Trel Clark's 46-yard interception return for a touchdown gave Louisville a 20-14 lead 47 seconds into the second half. The period ended with a 90-yard pick six by Quincy Riley to provide Louisville with a 34-point lead.

According to ESPN, Wake Forest was the first team in at least 15 years to commit eight turnovers in a half.

Quarterback Sam Hartman completed 20 of 35 passes for 271 yards and a touchdown while throwing three picks for the Demon Deacons (6-2, 2-2). He was benched to start the fourth quarter.

Louisville's Tiyon Evans ran for 106 yards on 11 carries, including a 52-yard touchdown, in his first action since the Boston College game on Oct. 1.

BIG PICTURE

Wake Forest: After committing two turnovers last week in the win against Boston College, Demon Deacons coach Dave Clawson was worried about committing turnovers against a rejuvenated Louisville defense. There was no way he could even imagine his team committing more in one half than they did in the entire 2020 season.

Louisville: The once-inconsistent Cardinals won their third straight game. The schedule is still very tough the rest of the way, and the Cardinals still aren't bowl eligible. However, if Satterfield is on the Louisville sidelines next season, this game will be a major reason why.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter WakeLou
Lou FG 11:08 James Turner 29 yard field goal 0 3
Lou FG 5:43 James Turner 39 yard field goal 0 6
Second Quarter WakeLou
Lou TD 14:27 Malik Cunningham 1 yard TD run (James Turner Extra Point) 0 13
Wake TD 11:15 Justice Ellison 3 yard TD run (Matthew Dennis Extra Point) 7 13
Wake TD 5:45 Jahmal Banks 16 yard TD pass from Sam Hartman (Matthew Dennis Extra Point) 14 13
Third Quarter WakeLou
Lou TD 14:13 Kei'Trel Clark 46 yard interception return for TD (James Turner Extra Point) 14 20
Lou TD 6:04 Tiyon Evans 52 yard TD run (James Turner Extra Point) 14 27
Lou TD 4:09 Malik Cunningham 9 yard TD run (James Turner Extra Point) 14 34
Lou TD 3:12 Jaelin Carter 28 yard TD pass from Braden Smith (James Turner Extra Point) 14 41
Lou TD 0:00 Quincy Riley 90 yard interception return for TD (James Turner Extra Point) 14 48
Fourth Quarter WakeLou
Wake TD 0:14 Trey Boll 5 yard TD pass from Mitch Griffis (Matthew Dennis Extra Point) 21 48
Team Stats
  Wake Forest Louisville
First downs 30 19
  Rushing 12 9
  Passing 15 10
  Penalty 3 0
3rd Down Efficiency 7-15, 47% 4-12, 33%
4th down efficiency 1-4, 25% 0-2, 0%
Rushes-Yards 46-92 38-211
Passing Yards 308 199
Return Yards 94 236
Completions-Attempts-Int 26-44-4 18-27-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 8-54 1-8
Punts 4 3
Fumbles Lost 5-4 1-1
Penalties - Yards 3-15 8-85
Wake Forest Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
S. Hartman 20 35 269 1 3
M. Griffis 6 9 39 1 1
Louisville Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
M. Cunningham 15 23 164 0 0
B. Smith 1 1 28 1 0
B. Domann 2 3 7 0 0
Wake Forest Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
W. Towns 7 54 7.7 0
C. Turner 9 38 4.2 0
J. Ellison 8 22 2.8 1
M. Griffis 5 13 2.6 0
Q. Cooley 2 7 3.5 0
D. Claiborne 2 2 1.0 0
S. Hartman 12 -24 -2.0 0
Louisville Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. Evans 11 106 9.6 1
J. Jordan 9 45 5.0 0
M. Cunningham 9 38 4.2 2
J. Mitchell 3 16 5.3 0
A. Huggins-Bruce 1 5 5.0 0
T. Cooley 3 3 1.0 0
B. Domann 1 -1 -1.0 0
Wake Forest Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Greene 3 75 25.0 0
K. Williams 5 61 12.2 0
B. Whiteheart 4 52 13.0 0
A. Perry 3 32 10.7 0
T. Morin 2 24 12.0 0
J. Banks 2 23 11.5 1
J. Hensley 1 15 15.0 0
N. Ragano 2 10 5.0 0
W. Grimes 1 6 6.0 0
T. Boll 1 5 5.0 1
C. Hite 1 3 3.0 0
C. Turner 1 2 2.0 0
Louisville Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Hudson 6 77 12.8 0
M. Ford 1 39 39.0 0
J. Carter 2 37 18.5 1
A. Huggins-Bruce 4 24 6.0 0
J. Jordan 1 15 15.0 0
C. Bell 2 7 3.5 0
T. Evans 1 4 4.0 0
T. Cooley 1 -4 -4.0 0
Wake Forest Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Louisville Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Q. Riley 2 101
K. Clark 1 46
M. Montgomery 1 9
J. Minkins 0 38
Wake Forest Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
I. Mora 4 199 49.8
Louisville Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Vassett 3 121 40.3
Wake Forest Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Louisville Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
B. Smith 2 21 10.5
Wake Forest Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Williams 3 39 13.0
W. Towns 2 55 27.5
Louisville Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Jordan 1 21 21.0
Wake Forest Missed FG
Player Length
Louisville Missed FG
Player Length
J. Turner 47




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