Sunday, October 17, 2021

No. 24 Damon Deacon to remain unbeaten, to face Cardinals

Louisville (3-1, 1-0 ACC) at No. 24 Wake Forest (4-0, 2-0), Saturday at 12:30 p.m. EDT (RSN).

Line: From Wake Forest 6 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Series record: Louisville leads 6-2.

what’s at stake?

Damon Deacon is the only team in the ACC to have scored multiple league victories in the opening month of the schedule. The Cardinals are coming off a win at Florida State. And both teams control their own fate in the race for the Atlantic Division, which No. 25 Clemson lost to North Carolina State last weekend.

major matches

Wake Forest’s pass rush against Louisville’s offensive line. The Demon Deacons are third in the ACC with 15 sacks in four games. The Cardinals are second in the league with just five sacks from four matches.

players to watch

Louisville: QB Malik Cunningham. He threw 264 yards and two touchdowns, running for 56 and two scores in last week’s win at FSU.

Wake Forest: WR AT Perry. He has blossomed this year with a team high of 17 catches for 292 yards and three touchdowns. He also had a receiving of 155 yards against FSU.

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Facts & Figures

The Cardinals have won two straight meetings in the annual series between division foes, a 62-59 win in 2019 and a 45-21 win at home last year. … Wake Forest is third in the ACC with an average of 38.8 points per game. … Demon Deacon is 4-0 up for the fourth time in six seasons. … The Damon Deacons have combined their four-game lead from 99-29 to halftime this season. … this is the second season Wake Forest has been ranked eighth under coach Dave Clausen. The Demon Deacons were ranked for five weeks in 2019 … Louisville is looking for its first four-game winning streak since the 2016 season.

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