Louisville @ No. 24 Wake Forest
Current Records: Louisville 3-1; Wake Forest 4-0
What to Know
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons and the Louisville Cardinals are set to square off in an ACC matchup at 12:30 p.m. ET Oct. 2 at Truist Field. The Demon Deacons are out to keep their three-game home win streak alive.
While not quite a landslide, the contest between Wake Forest and the Virginia Cavaliers last Friday was still a pretty decisive one as Wake Forest wrapped it up with a 37-17 win on the road. Wake Forest QB Sam Hartman was slinging it as he passed for three TDs and 270 yards on 29 attempts.
Special teams collected 13 points for Wake Forest. K Nick Sciba delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
Meanwhile, U of L beat the Florida State Seminoles 31-23 last week. The Louisville offense checked out after the first half but had enough points banked to take the game anyway. U of L’s QB Malik Cunningham was on fire, passing for two TDs and 264 yards on 39 attempts in addition to rushing for two TDs and 56 yards. Near the top of the highlight reel was Cunningham’s 59-yard TD bomb to WR Tyler Harrell in the first quarter.
The Cardinals’ defense was a presence as well, as it embarrassed FSU’s offensive line to sack QB McKenzie Milton six times for a total loss of 37 yards. The heavy lifting was done by LB Yasir Abdullah and DL Ashton Gillotte, who each racked up two sacks.
The Demon Deacons are the favorite in this one, with an expected 6.5-point margin of victory. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (2-0), so they might be worth a quick bet.
The wins brought Wake Forest up to 4-0 and U of L to 3-1. Two defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: Wake Forest is 196th worst in the nation in passing touchdowns allowed, with seven on the season. U of L has experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the matchup with the 194th most rushing touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up seven on the season. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Truist Field — Winston-Salem, North Carolina
- TV: Charter Sports Southeast
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Demon Deacons are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Cardinals, according to the latest college football odds.
Louisville have won four out of their last six games against Wake Forest.
- Dec 12, 2020 – Louisville 45 vs. Wake Forest 21
- Oct 12, 2019 – Louisville 62 vs. Wake Forest 59
- Oct 27, 2018 – Wake Forest 56 vs. Louisville 35
- Oct 28, 2017 – Wake Forest 42 vs. Louisville 32
- Nov 12, 2016 – Louisville 44 vs. Wake Forest 12
- Oct 30, 2015 – Louisville 20 vs. Wake Forest 19