Will the turnover curse finally come to an end?
This team has turned the ball over three times in each of the last four contests they have played. In not-so-shocking fashion, the team is 1-3 in such games.
Overall, the team has given the ball away in all but one game this season totaling 24 giveaways. That’s an abysmal number to be giving up in just 10 games played this year.
Wake Forest, meanwhile, has forced 16 turnovers in just seven games played which is an unbelievable number. They take the ball away as well as anyone in the country.
Louisville has only gotten worse throughout the season with turnovers and if the Cardinals can finally avoid turning the ball over in a game, they will give themselves a good chance to win this game.
Turnovers have some to do with luck and some to do with discipline as a team. Louisville has gotten unlucky to not fall on some of the fumbles they have put on the ground, but even worse is the fact that the ball ends up on the ground to begin with. That is a discipline issue that pertains to not caring enough to take care of the football.
The one game that the Cards did not turn the ball over was against Notre Dame who boasts one of the best defenses in the nation. In that game, Louisville gave themselves a chance and only lost the game by five points to a team that is potentially heading to the College Football Playoff.
Quarterback Malik Cunningham will have the opportunity to prove he is in control as a passer and runner. His veteran presence will pace the team against Wake and a good performance would be nice to see as he enters his senior year in 2021.
Saturday will prove whether they have actually touched upon the mistakes in their bye week that are in dire need of fixing .