LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - After taking a 12-0 lead, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons lost to the Louisville Cardinals by 32 points Saturday night. Now, Wake Forest says a possible "security breach" may have been the reason.
Ron Wellman, the Wake Forest athletic director, told cbssports.com that documents related to the Demon Deacons game plan were found on the sidelines at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on Friday by a member of the Wake Forest traveling party.
Wellman said be was told of the matter by head coach Dave Clawson the same day.
What parts of the game plan were found has not been released. Wellman told the Winston-Salem Journal the university will continue reviewing the matter and find out how it happened. He said they will also take steps to "make sure it doesn't happen in the future."
The following statement was released by head coach Bobby Petrino through the UofL Sports Information Office:
"I have no knowledge of the situation. We take a lot of pride in the way we operate our program. As I've stated already this season, my coaching philosophy has always been to play the game with sportsmanship. Right now, our focus is on our game tomorrow at Houston and finishing the 2016 season strong."
Wake Forest faces Clemson this weekend while Louisville has a non-conference date with the Houston Cougars Thursday night.