COPY-Louisville forces 5 turnovers in 20-19 win over Wake


AP Sports Writer

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Lamar Jackson threw two touchdown passes and Louisville forced five turnovers in the second half in a 20-19 victory over Wake Forest on Friday night.

Jackson was 19 of 26 for 207 yards with scoring throws covering 14 and 22 yards to Jamari Staples for the Cardinals (4-4, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference).

John Wolford was 6 of 19 for 131 yards with a 58-yard touchdown pass to Tabari Hines for the Demon Deacons (3-6, 1-5), but he threw three of his team's four second-half interceptions.

John Wallace kicked field goals of 37 and 39 yards, the latter coming after Chucky Williams' serpentining interception return and giving Louisville a one-point lead with 1:25 left in the third.

Wake Forest's Tylor Harris blocked Wallace's 36-yarder with 5:22 left and recovered at the Louisville 45, but Shaq Wiggins intercepted Wolford's deep pass for K.J. Brent with 3:31 to play.


The Demon Deacons forced a punt with 1:42 remaining but lost 13 yards in four plays. Trevn Young stripped the ball from Kendall Hinton, Devonte' Fields recovered at the Wake Forest 5 and the Cardinals ran out the clock.

Hinton finished 3 of 11 for 95 yards with an interception and a 78-yard catch-and-run touchdown throw to Cortez Lewis - Wake Forest's longest completion since 2011.

Staples had 10 catches for 133 yards for the Cardinals, who gained 317 total yards and held the Demon Deacons to 266 - 40 yards on the ground - in winning their second straight and fourth in five games.

The Demon Deacons, who turned it over on five of their six second-half possessions, have lost three straight and four of five since starting 2-1.

They led 10-0 early and were up 19-17 after the opening half ended with three scores in the final 2:15.

Wake Forest defensive end Duke Ejiofor started it by sacking Jackson in the end zone for a safety that put the Demon Deacons up 12-10.

Hines later hauled in a long pass from Wolford - outjumping one defender, stepping aside as another slid by and running untouched into the end zone to make it 19-10 with 55 seconds left.

Louisville hurried downfield and pulled back within two on Jackson's 22-yard TD pass to Staples with 22 seconds left.

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