Wake Forest was defeated by Louisville 20-10 at the Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on Saturday afternoon. While the defense kept the Deacs in the game until late in the fourth quarter, the offense never found its groove. Louisville had 421 total yards on offense in comparison to Wake's 100.
The Deacs got on the board first with a 43-yard Mike Weaver FG. The redshirt freshman broke the Wake Forest record with seven straight field goals to start a career. Late in the second quarter, Cardinals running back Brandon Radcliffe scored the first of two touchdowns to give Louisville a 7-3 halftime lead.
Early in the second half, Wake took a 10-7 lead when nosetackle Tylor Harris stripped quarterback Reggie Bonnafon, starting his first game, and jumped on the ball in the end zone.
Wake's offense could not keep up, however. John Wolford, who was 19-34 for 122 yards, threw a costly interception in the fourth quarter- his third of the game- which gave the Cardinals momentum and good field possession. Several plays later, Radcliffe pounded the rock for a 16 yard touchdown to retake a 14-10 lead.
Cardinals kicker John Wallace added two late field goals- after missing his first two- to seal the game.
Freshman Isaiah Robinson led the running attack with 25 yards on five carries, while Orville Reynolds rushed for eight yards on seven carries. Tight end Cam Serigne led all Deacs with five catches and 46 yards.
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