Louisville at Wake Forest 10/12/19 - College Football Picks & Predictions

By: Zack |

Last Updated: 10/06/2019 at 11:13 PM ET

The Louisville Cardinals visit BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Saturday for an ACC showdown with the No. 22 ranked Wake Forest Demon Deacons. The Cardinals improved to 3-2 on the season with a 41-39 victory over Boston College on Saturday. Blanton Creque booted a field goal of 41 yards with just over one minute remaining to give the Cardinals the two-point victory. 

Wake Forest had a bye week this past weekend and improved to 5-0 overall following its 27-24 win over Boston College in its last outing eight days ago. In the win, Wake Forest quarterback James Newman three a pair of touchdown passes. Newman threw for 243 yards, two TDs and one interception. Cade Carney rushed for one touchdown for Wake. 

The leading passer for Louisville is Malik Cunningham with 721 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. Javian Hawkins leads all rushers for the Cardinals with 562 yards and two touchdowns. Tutu Atwell is the leading receiver with 424 yards and five touchdowns. Khane Pass leads the Cardinals in tackles with 39. 

James Newman has thrown for 1,521 yards and 14 touchdowns and three interceptions to lead the Demon Deacons. Kenneth Walker III leads all Wake rushers with 318 yards and two touchdowns. The leading receiver for Wake Forest is Sage Surratt with 515 yards and six touchdowns. Justin Strnad leads Wake Forest in tackles with 53.

Wake Forest is proving to have a very strong offense averaging 35.8 points per game which is 30th in the nation. The Demon Deacons have covered the number in 4 of the last 5 versus an opponent with a winning record. Louisville has failed to cover each of the last 5 meetings head-to-head with Wake Forest and each of its last 8 in ACC play. Final Score Prediction, Wake Forest Demon Deacons win and cover ATS 36-23.

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