Louisville falls to Wake Forest 42-32 after career days for Demon Deacons receiver, quarterback

10/28/2017 03:49 PM

Falling behind by 18 points in the first half, the University of Louisville never recovered in a 42-32 loss at Wake Forest Saturday.

The Demon Deacons (5-3, 2-3 in the Atlantic Coast Conference) were paced by a historic day from freshman receiver Greg Dorch, who set a single-game school record with four touchdown receptions. His fourth came after he caught a short screen pass and raced to the end zone for a 52-yard score early in the third quarter.

Dorch ended the game with 167 yards on 10 catches.

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson accounted for every touchdown by the Cardinals (5-4, 2-4 ACC). The defending Heisman Trophy winner rushed for three scores and 161 yards, including a 55-yard score in the closing minutes of the game, and passed for another, a 20-yard strike to Charles Standberry with seconds to play.

Jackson completed 27 of his 44 passes for 330 yards, hitting seven different Louisville receivers in the game.

Wake Forest quarterback John Wolford had a career day against Louisville, completing 28 of 34 passes for 461 yards and five scores and adding another touchdown on a 1-yard run to open scoring in the first quarter for the Demon Deacons.

Louisville heads into a bye week before hosting the University of Virginia Nov. 11.

Kevin Wheatley

Kevin Wheatley is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers Kentucky politics and all the goings-on at the State Capitol. Kevin was born and raised in Frankfort so he grew up around politics and has always had the drive to follow the political process and hold lawmakers accountable. Before joining Spectrum News Kevin covered government and politics for The State Journal in Frankfort. You can watch Kevin’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. You can reach him at kevin.wheatley@charter.com or 502-792-1135.

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