Saturday, November 12, 2016
Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons take on the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 33 point favorites. This season the Demon Deacons are 5-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-5-0. The Cardinals have an over/under record of 7-2-0 and they are 5-3-1 against the spread.
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John Wolford finished with 83 yards through the air for Wake Forest last week. He completed 9 passes out of 10 attempts for a 90% completion percentage. The Demon Deacons were led in rushing by John Wolford, who finished with 94 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Cam Serigne was the team leader in receiving with a total of 24 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. As a team in that game Wake Forest got a total of 16 first downs. Of those first downs, 10 came on the ground while 5 came through the air. They ran 61 total plays for 309 yards for the game. The Demon Deacons ran for 226 yards on 51 attempts.
Lamar Jackson finished with 231 yards passing for Louisville last week. He went 12 for 17, resulting in a 71% completion percentage. The Cardinals were led on the ground by Lamar Jackson, who finished with 185 yards on 15 carries. He ended the game with an average of 12 yards per rush. Jaylen Smith led the team in receiving with 123 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. Louisville had 22 first downs total. 6 came from running the ball and 13 came from a pass. They ran 65 total plays for 515 yards for the contest. The Cardinals ran for 210 yards on 36 carries as a team.
Wake Forest scores 21.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 116th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 15.6 passes on 27.7 attempts for a 56.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 167.4 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 111th in college football. The Demon Deacons run for an average of 164 yards per game on 41.1 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry. That ranks them 78th in the nation. They also run 68.8 plays per contest and average 4.8 yards per play for an average of 331.4 yards per game, ranking their offense 119th overall this season. The Demon Deacons average 18.1 first downs per game which ranks them 115th in the country. They accumulate 36.6 penalty yards per game via 4.7 penalties, which ranks 121st in the nation.
Wake Forest allows 238.8 passing yards per game, ranking 78th in D-1, and they allow 18.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 14th. They give up 18.4 completions on 31.9 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.8. The Demon Deacons allow 130.9 rushing yards per game on 38.2 carries for an average of 3.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 33rd in the country. Wake Forest allows 369.7 total yards per game including 5.3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 35th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.3 penalties for 48.9 yards per game, ranking them 43rd among D-1 teams.
Louisville averages 50.2 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 1st in the country. In the passing department, they complete 20.9 passes per game on 35 attempts for a 59.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 331.9 yards through the air per game, ranking them 12th in Division 1. The Cardinals run for an average of 261.6 yards per game on 40.8 attempts for an average of 6.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 11th on the ground. They also run 75.8 plays per game and average 7.8 yards per play for a total of 593.4 yards per game, ranking them 1st in the country on offense. The Cardinals get an average of 27.8 first downs per game, which ranks 4th in the nation. They average 71.8 penalty yards per game via 7.8 penalties, ranking them 7th in college football.
Louisville allows an average of 187.1 passing yards per game, which ranks 15th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 21.2 points per contest, which has them ranked 21st in the nation. They give up 16.8 completions on 31.4 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.4 per game. The Cardinals allow 106 rushing yards per contest on 35.2 carries for a 3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 7th in the country. Louisville allows 293.1 total yards per game for an average of 4.4 yards per play, which ranks 8th in D-1. They force 2.2 turnovers per contest and 7.1 penalties for 68.8 yards in each contest, ranking 114th in the nation.
Wake Forest Betting Trends
Wake Forest is 4-5-0 against the over/under this season
Wake Forest has an ATS record of 5-4-0 this season
Louisville Betting Trends
Louisville is 7-2-0 against the over/under this season
Louisville has an ATS record of 5-3-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/07/16 LB Jaboree Williams Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
11/07/16 QB Kendall Hinton Knee doubtful Saturday vs. Louisville
11/06/16 RB L.J. Scott Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Wake Forest
09/29/16 S London Iakopo Knee out for season
09/26/16 LB Trevon Young Hip out for season
08/19/16 DB Cornelius Sturghill Foot out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Louisville -33
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