Louisville Cardinals vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons Pick-Odds-Prediction 9/27/14
Wake Forest Demon Deacons (2-2) at Louisville Cardinals (3-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 3:30 pm (Papa John's Cardinal Stadium)
The Line: Louisville Cardinals -21.5 -- Over/Under: 44 See the Latest Odds
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons travel to Louisville to play the Cardinals on Saturday afternoon.
Wake Forest improved to 2-2 on the year after beating Army at home 24-21 on Saturday. The Demon Deacons lost their season opener to UL Monroe, beat Gardner-Webb, and then lost to Utah State on the road before last weekend. Against Army, Wake Forest produced 338 total yards with 238 coming thru the air and 100 on the ground. QB John Wolford completed 25 of 35 passes for 238 yards to go along with 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. WR E.J. Scott caught 5 balls for 64 yards and a touchdown, while WR Matt James caught 7 balls for 64 yards. RB Isaiah Robinson rushed 17 times for 60 yards and a touchdown for the Demon Deacons. The Wake Forest defense allowed 359 total yards and forced two turnovers in the win. The Demon Deacons did a great job getting off the field on third down, as Army went only 3 of 12 on 3rd downs. Wake Forest will now face their toughest test of the season as they travel to Louisville. It also won’t get any easier for the Demon Deacons moving forward as they head to Florida State after this weekend.
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The Louisville Cardinals improved to 3-1 on the season after beating FIU on the road 34-3 last weekend. The Cardinals won their first two games against Miami and Murray State before losing at Virginia in week three. Against FIU, the Cardinals gained 336 total yards with only 12 coming on the ground. Louisville turned the ball over twice and committed 7 penalties for 36 yards. QB Will Gardner completed 16 of 28 passes for 295 yards and 2 touchdowns. WR James Quick had a huge game, catching 7 balls for a whopping 174 yards and 2 touchdowns. RB Dominique Brown carried the ball 6 times for 28 yards. The Cardinals defense allowed only 205 total yards and forced three turnovers in the win. Louisville will now head home for one game before heading out on the road for back to back conference games.
This is Louisville’s first season in the ACC and I think at the end of the season they will be one of the top teams in the conference. Meanwhile, Wake Forest is an inexperienced team that doesn’t have much hope this season. I think Wake Forest will have their hands full this weekend and Louisville will win comfortably. However, three touchdowns is too much in conference play, so I’m going to take the Demon Deacons to cover on Saturday.