After defeating FSU 31-28 last week, Louisville took another step back today losing 42-32 at Wake Forest.
The theme of the loss was the defense, once again. Wake had their first 400 passing game since 1998 and had a freshman set a Wake record with 4 receiving touchdowns. As if Peter Sirmon’s seat wasn’t hot enough, after today’s loss, calling for his removal ASAP isn’t a wild thought.
Lamar Jackson posted another Heisman-esque performance, with the exception of a poorly thrown interception in the endzone. Jackson finished the game with 330 yards passing with 27 completions on 44 attempts and a late touchdown, as well as, 161 yards rushing on 27 carries with 3 touchdowns.
Outside of Lamar’s performance, there really isn’t much positive to take from today. Again, Louisville found itself unprepared and outmatched by an opponent that before the season wouldn’t have been thought to come within 2 touchdowns. Louisville has a much needed bye week this week. It’ll be interesting to see what/if any changes are made going forward.
It’s always darkest before the dawn.