WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WDRB) – This wasn’t only a soccer loss. It was retribution. I don’t care what Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson says. After his staff’s forty two-32 win over Louisville on Saturday, WDRB’s Mike Lacett acquired him on the sector for an interview, which he opened with the phrases, “After what occurred final yr . . . “
He didn’t get any additional. Clawson minimize him off, stated, “No, that’s mistaken.” And he walked off.
You don’t should say it. No one needed to say it. Louisville received some Wake Forest performs from a former assistant coach-turned radio analyst final yr. Afterward, Clawson protested, faculties investigated, three faculties have been discovered responsible of transgressions. Louisville suspended offensive coordinator Lonnie Galloway for a bowl recreation and paid a $25,000 advantageous to the Atlantic Coast Convention.
However on Saturday, Wake Forest exacted its pound of flesh.
With lower than a minute to play and a ten-level lead and an opportunity to run the sport out on second down, Clawson referred to as a play-motion move and caught a forty four-yard TD move into the top zone.
It was, forgive me, a web page proper out of Bobby Petrino’s playbook. A yr in the past, the Cardinals put collectively a four-play, fifty two yard scoring drive within the remaining 1:36 for some type factors in a forty four-12 win over Wake Forest.
Louisville managed another rating, making the rating a good forty two-32, nevertheless it was Wake Forest that walked off the sector with respect, with 625 yards of complete offense, 5 yards from the varsity document.
“If we knew that,” Clawson stated, “we’d have run a reverse” on the sport’s remaining play, as an alternative of taking a knee.
You say what you need. This was a recreation gained by righteous rage. Wake Forest appeared targeted, motivated and decided. It cruised ninety one yards in 10 performs on its opening drive. Pinned again at its personal 9, Wake’s first play of the sport was to throw deep towards freshman cornerback Craig Yeast, enjoying for the injured Jaire Alexander, for a forty seven-yard completion. Wake senior John Wolford went after Yeast on 4 of his first 5 passes within the drive. He was 5-for-5 for 87 yards and ran it in for a landing.
Lower than two minutes into the second quarter, Wake led 21-three. It was 28-10 at half, and 35-10 earlier than the second half was 5 minutes previous. It will’ve been worse had Wake Forest not fumbled a landing out of the top zone for a touchback on its first drive of the second half. Because it was, Wake scored on its second drive of the half.
The Cardinal protection couldn’t cease something. The Louisville…