NCAAF Game Recap - Louisville at Wake Forest
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

Ala
47
TxAM
28
F
FlaSt
14
Clem
45
F
SCar
20
UGA
17
F(1OT)
Fla
28
LSU
42
F
Okla
34
Tex
27
F
MSU
0
Wisc
38
F
USC
27
ND
30
F
PSU
17
Iowa
12
F
Colo
3
Oreg
45
F
Hawaii
37
Boise
59
F
Utah
52
OreSt
7
F
Mich
42
Ill
25
F
WaSt
34
AzSt
38
F
Lou
62
Wake
59
F
UVA
9
MiaFL
17
F
TxTch
30
Bayl
33
F(1OT)
Mem
28
Temp
30
F
Cin
38
Hou
23
F
App
17
ULLaf
7
F
Syr
10
NCSt
16
F
ULMon
24
TxSt
14
F
ColSt
35
NM
21
F
MiaOH
16
WestMI
38
F
Toled
7
BGSU
20
F
MisSt
10
Tenn
20
F
MD
14
Purd
40
F
Rut
0
Ind
35
F
GATec
23
Duke
41
F
Ball
29
E Mi
23
F
OD
17
Marsh
31
F
NMSt
28
C Mi
42
F
NIU
39
Ohio
36
F
Kent
26
Akr
3
F
BYU
23
SoFL
27
F
UConn
7
Tul
49
F
SJSU
38
Nev
41
F
UNLV
34
Vand
10
F
IASt
38
WVU
14
F
URI
17
VaTec
34
F
MidTN
13
FlAtl
28
F
GASt
31
CoCar
21
F
UAB
33
UTSA
14
F
Fres
24
AF
43
F
Army
8
W Ky
17
F
NorTx
27
SMiss
45
F
Miss
27
Mizzu
38
F
UMass
21
LaTec
69
F
Char
23
FLInt
48
F
Navy
45
Tuls
17
F
Neb
7
Minn
34
F
Ark
20
KY
24
F
Wyo
22
SDSU
26
F
Wash
51
Ariz
27
F

Oct 12, 2019, 7:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Louisville (4-2)

21

10

14

17

62

(19) Wake Forest (5-1)

7

14

10

28

59

Louisville earns wild 62-59 win over No. 19 Wake Forest
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:50 AM

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Louisville started piling up points early behind its quick-strike special teams and big-play receivers. Wake Forest's league-best offense joined in with a late flurry.

It added up to one of the highest-scoring games in Atlantic Coast Conference history - and a signature victory for the Cardinals' new coach.

Louisville held off No. 19 Wake Forest's late rally to upset the Demon Deacons 62-59 on Saturday night in the second-highest-scoring game in ACC history.

The combined 121 points was second only to the 137 scored in Pittsburgh's 76-61 victory over Syracuse in 2016. The teams combined for 1,188 total yards in this one.

"All praise to the offense. They came out and just did everything they needed to do," Louisville nose tackle G.G. Robinson said. "We won. It's still tough to look at 600 yards of offense we gave up. But a win is a win so it is a big win over a big-time opponent and we can definitely see why they're the No. 1 offense in the ACC."

Freshman quarterback Evan Conley ran 41 yards for a critical touchdown with 2:15 remaining after throwing two touchdown passes to Dez Fitzpatrick, and Hassan Hall returned a kickoff 100 yards for a score to help the Cardinals (4-2, 2-1) spoil Wake Forest's first national ranking in 11 years.

"It's going to help us to know that we can fight and compete with anybody out there," first-year coach Scott Satterfield said.

Wake Forest (5-1, 1-1) trailed 52-31 with less than 6 1/2 minutes remaining before rallying, with backup Sam Hartman - the starter for most of 2018 - throwing two touchdown passes in 35 seconds. He hit Scotty Washington from 22 yards before his 21-yarder with 3:37 left to Jack Freudenthal - who recovered the onside kick that set up his scoring catch.

Conley took a fourth-and-1 keeper 41 yards for a touchdown to give the Cardinals a 62-52 lead with 2:52 remaining - but that left plenty of time for the Demon Deacons to counter, with Hartman leading them 92 yards in seven plays and scoring on a 1-yard keeper with 1:10 remaining.

The onside kick squirted downfield, Tutu Atwell came away with it in a pileup with 1:05 left and the Cardinals ran out the clock to seal their first big victory under Satterfield.

"We can talk all we want about the last play, but the bottom line is that if we show up ready to play today, it never comes down to that," said Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson, whose team fell behind 28-7 one play into the second quarter.

"We just showed up and laid a dud in the first quarter," he added.

Micale Cunningham threw a 55-yard touchdown pass to Seth Dawkins and a 9-yarder to Atwell before leaving in the second quarter with an injury. Conley took over and finished 12 of 18 for 196 yards with touchdowns of 15 and 50 yards to Dez Fitzpatrick.

"Every time they needed a play," Clawson said, "they got it."

Jamie Newman threw three touchdown passes to Sage Surratt - covering 12, 3 and 47 yards - and finished 24 of 41 for 251 yards, but was intercepted twice.

THE TAKEAWAY

Louisville: The Cardinals took yet another huge step toward putting the misery of their 2-10 finish in 2018 behind them. They earned their first victory over a Top 25 opponent since their Lamar Jackson-led 63-20 rout of then-No. 2 Florida State in 2016, and their first against a ranked team on the road since Charlie Strong and Teddy Bridgewater won at No. 24 West Virginia in 2011.

Wake Forest: So much for the possibility of two unbeatens facing off in Death Valley when Wake Forest visits No. 1 Clemson on Nov. 16. The Demon Deacons' first appearance in the Top 25 since 2008 figures to be undone by a series of mistakes and an inability to keep up with the speedy Cardinals. Their seven-game winning streak - which dated to last season and matched the 1944 team's as the longest in school history - also is history.

HAPPY RETURNS

That big yardage total doesn't include the three big field-flipping returns by the Cardinals. In addition to Hall's big return, he also brought the second-half kickoff 83 yards to the Wake Forest 15 to set up Conley's first touchdown pass. And Atwell had a 50-yard punt return. Wake Forest's coverage team struggled so badly that they opted for short, high kickoffs. "Our special teams were atrocious tonight," Clawson said. "We didn't even trust ourselves to cover it."

POLL IMPLICATIONS

It certainly seems like Wake Forest will drop a few spots - if not all the way out of the poll - but this result also might benefit Satterfield's old school: Appalachian State (5-0), which was three spots back of the Top 25 last week. Satterfield was a quarterback for the Mountaineers in the 1990s and spent six years as their head coach before taking the Louisville job before this season. "More importantly, it's helping our team," Satterfield said. "But anything to help the Mountaineers as well."

INJURY REPORT

Cunningham was hurt after he took off toward the left sideline early in the second quarter. Nasir Greer hit him low, causing the quarterback to do a complete head-over-feet flip and lose the ball, with Traveon Redd scooping it up and returning it to the Louisville 4. Cunningham briefly entered the team's sideline medical tent, then quickly returned to throw on the sideline but never got back in the game because Satterfield said he wasn't 100% healthy.

UP NEXT

Louisville: Plays host to No. 1 Clemson on Saturday.

Wake Forest: Plays host to Florida State on Saturday night.

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Passing

Lou Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
T. Atwell 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6
E. Conley 18 12 66.7 2 196 50 1 116.9
Wake Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Newman 41 24 58.5 3 251 47 2 80.4
S. Hartman 15 9 60.0 2 172 27 0 139.4

Rushing

Lou Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
E. Conley 7 79 11.3 41 1
J. Hawkins 20 60 3.0 27 1
Wake Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Beal-Smith 14 123 8.8 25 0
C. Carney 17 95 5.6 27 1

Receiving

Lou Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Fitzpatrick 5 125 25.0 50 2
T. Atwell 7 85 12.1 28 1
Wake Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
S. Surratt 12 196 16.3 47 3
K. Hinton 13 134 10.3 27 0

Fumbles

Lou F FL
M. Cunningham 1 1
H. Hall 1 0
Wake F FL
S. Washington 1 0
J. Newman 1 0

Returning

Lou KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
H. Hall 4 55.0 1 100 0 - 0 0
T. Atwell 0 - 0 0 1 50.0 0 50
Wake KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
K. Walker III 2 21.5 0 22 0 - 0 0
C. Beal-Smith 2 19.0 0 25 0 - 0 0

Punting

Lou Punt Yds Avg LgPu
M. King 4 159 39.8 48
Wake Punt Yds Avg LgPu
D. Maggio 6 268 44.7 57

Takeaways

Lou Int Yds InTD
Y. Abdullah 1 7 0
R. Burns 1 4 0
Wake Int Yds InTD
N. Greer 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Lou Wake
Points For 62 59
Total Yards 520 668
Rushing Yards 225 245
Passing Yards 295 423
Passing Completions / Attempts 17/25 33/56
Turnovers 2 3
Interceptions Thrown 1 2
Fumbles - Lost 2/1 3/1
First Downs 22 40
Penalties - Yards 8/90 8/59
Time Of Possession 9:09 51:51
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 6/14 7/15
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/1 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 4/40 6/45

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Lou Wake
Lou 5:32 TD Javian Hawkins 8 yd run (Blanton Creque kick) 7 0
Lou 9:26 TD Seth Dawkins 55 yd pass from Macale Cunningham (Blanton Creque kick) 14 0
Wake 13:01 TD Sage Surratt 12 yd pass from Jamie Newman (Nick Sciba kick) 14 7
Lou 13:15 TD Hassan Hall 100 yd kick return (Blanton Creque kick) 21 7
2nd Quarter Lou Wake
Lou 0:10 TD Chatarius Atwell 9 yd pass from Macale Cunningham (Blanton Creque kick) 28 7
Wake 2:34 TD Sage Surratt 3 yd pass from Jamie Newman (Nick Sciba kick) 28 14
Wake 4:45 TD Cade Carney 1 yd run (Nick Sciba kick) 28 21
Lou 12:54 FG Blanton Creque 32 yd FG 31 21
3rd Quarter Lou Wake
Lou 0:22 TD Dez Fitzpatrick 15 yd pass from Evan Conley (Blanton Creque kick) 38 21
Wake 5:22 TD Sage Surratt 47 yd pass from Jamie Newman (Nick Sciba kick) 38 28
Lou 9:06 TD Hassan Hall 8 yd run (Blanton Creque kick) 45 28
Wake 10:50 FG Nick Sciba 34 yd FG 45 31
4th Quarter Lou Wake
Lou 5:46 TD Dez Fitzpatrick 50 yd pass from Evan Conley (Blanton Creque kick) 52 31
Wake 8:41 TD Kenneth Walker III 3 yd run (Nick Sciba kick) 52 38
Lou 9:25 FG Blanton Creque 36 yd FG 55 38
Wake 10:48 TD Scotty Washington 22 yd pass from Sam Hartman (Nick Sciba kick) 55 45
Wake 11:23 TD Jack Freudenthal 21 yd pass from Sam Hartman (Nick Sciba kick) 55 52
Lou 12:45 TD Evan Conley 41 yd run (Blanton Creque kick) 62 52
Wake 13:50 TD Sam Hartman 1 yd run (Nick Sciba kick) 62 59

Game Information

Stadium: BB&T Field, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Attendance: 24,434
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