Boston College vs. Wake Forest
Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017
TV - WAVE-3 TV / ACC Network
Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium (55,000)
LOUISVILLE CONTINUES ACC ACTION WITH A VISIT FROM BOSTON COLLEGE
● The University of Louisville continues play in the Atlantic Coast Conference when Boston College visits Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on Saturday for the annual Homecoming contest.
● The game will be broadcast on the ACC Network with Tom Werme (play-by-play), David Archer (analyst), and D.J. Shockley (sideline). Paul Rogers (play-by-play), Alex Kupper (analyst) and Jody Demling (sideline) will call the action on Louisville Sports Properties.
● The Cardinals slipped to 4-2 overall and 1-2 in the ACC after a 39-25 loss on Thursday night to NC State at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C. The Wolfpack totaled 520 yards of total offense — 367 through the air — as quarterback Ryan Finley was 20-of-31, including a 48-yard touchdown pass to open the scoring in the second quarter.
● Junior quarterback Lamar Jackson has an FBS-leading13 games in the last two seasons with at least one rushing touchdown and one passing touchdown after accounting for three more touchdowns — two of which coming on the ground to set the ACC record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback with 39.
● Redshirt freshman wide receiver Dez Fitzpatrick had career highs of 10 catches and 134 yards. His 10 receptions tie Ibn Green’s freshman record, first set against North Carolina on Nov. 9, 1996. It is the most receptions by a UofL player since Jamari Staples had 10 versus Wake Forest in 2015.
● Sophomore wide receiver Seth Dawkins reached a career-high with 133 yards and a touchdown — the first time Louisville had two wide receivers total over 100 yards receiving since Staples (5-136) and James Quick (4-108) went over the century mark in a win over Syracuse last season.
● Senior defensive lineman Trevon Young totaled a career-high eight tackles in the loss.
● Louisville recorded 470 of total offense in the loss to NC State —the 17th in the last 19 games that the Cardinals tallied better than 400 yards in a game.
SCOUTING THE EAGLES
● Senior defensive end Harold Landry recorded his 26th career sack and junior defensive end Zach Allen had a career-high 14 tackles as Boston College fell to Virginia Tech, 23-10 at Alumni Stadium.
● Virginia Tech quarterback Josh Jackson completed a 53-yard touchdown pass to Sean Savoy to give the Hokies an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter. They would maintain that lead for the rest of the game.
● Boston College scored a touchdown in the final quarter off of a trick play in which junior wide receiver Jeff Smith passed to redshirt freshman quarterback Anthony Brown for a 25-yard touchdown. The Eagles drove 58 yards on their ensuing drive, but could not convert a fourth down and the score held, 23-10.
● Averaging 158.2 yards on the ground, the Eagles are led by running back Jon Hillman, who has rushed for a team-best 347 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
● Quarterback Anthony Brown has thrown for 909 yards and six touchdowns, while tossing seven interceptions.
● Zach Allen and Will Harris both have over 50 tackles to pace the Boston College defense. Allen owns a team-best 55 tackles and tied for the team lead with 8.0 tackles for loss. Harris is second with 50 tackles.
● Lukas Denis is second nationally with five interceptions and 18th in passes defended.
● Michael Walker stands fifth in the country in punt returns with an average of 17.1 yards per return.
● Louisville owns a 6-3 all-time series advantage over Boston College — winning all three encounters since joining the ACC in 2014. The Cardinals have won four consecutive games in the series, with the last loss coming in 1994 — a 35-14 loss at home.
● The Cardinals are 3-1 versus the Eagles in Louisville, winning 17-14 in the last game at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in 2015.
● Head coach Bobby Petrino is 3-0 versus the Eagles— posting a 52-7 win on the road a year ago.
● Boston College fell to 0-3 in the ACC with a 23-10 home loss to Boston College after Josh Jackson completed a 53-yard touchdown pass to Sean Savoy to give the Hokies an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter. They would maintain that lead for the rest of the game
● Defensive end Zach Allen, the team’s leading tackler, had a career-high 14 tackles and also recorded a career-high three tackles for loss and had one sack.
● Defensive end Harold Landry, one of the top pass rushers in the nation, recorded his 26th career sack to move to sole possession of second place on BC’s all-time list. Landry had three sacks during the game, which tied for the second-best, single-game total in BC history. The sack was Landry’s 47th career tackle for loss, moving him into second place in BC history
● After a 52-7 win over Boston College last season, Louisville improved to 6-3 all-time — the fourth-straight win in the series.
● Quarterback Lamar Jackson accounted for seven touchdowns — three on the ground and four through the air — in the 52-7 win at Boston College last season.
● Louisville is 3-1 all-time in Louisville versus Boston College — last winning 17-14 during the 2015 season.
● Head Bobby Petrino is 3-0 versus Boston College— all wins coming since joining the ACC in 2014. Petrino was the offensive coordinator in 1998 when the Cardinals won 52-28 over the Eagles in Louisville.
● The Cardinals have scored over 50 points in two of the last four meetings.