Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Wake Forest and Louisville

"If you looked into the future a few years ago you would probably wouldn't have predicted these two teams meeting, or even playing in a BCS Bowl, but hrere they are in the Orange Bowl. The Louisville program has been on the rise and growing over the last decade under more than a couple of coaches. Wake Forest on the other hand has risen up out of the basement of an expanded ACC and unpredictably won the whole thing. Once again parity in major college football has visited the New Years Day Bowl picture.

Currently we have a scoreless first quarter going as both teams look pretty evenly matched. Louisville should win the game on paper.

9:31 left in the third quarter and it is knotted 10-10.

Louisville has stretched it out to 24-13 with under five minutes to play.

Anthony Allen scored two touchdowns, one on a trick play, and Brian Brohm threw for 311 yards to lead Louisville past Wake Forest 24-13 Tuesday night.

No. 5 Louisville finished 12-1 to ensure the highest final ranking in school history. The No. 15 Demon Deacons slipped to 11-3, still their best season.

For three quarters, squandered opportunities plagued the Cardinals. They lost two fumbles in Wake Forest territory, Mario Urrutia dropped a potential 62-yard touchdown pass, and Art Carmody -- the Lou Groza Award winner -- was wide right on a 32-yard field goal attempt, only his fourth miss this season.

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