2007 Orange Bowl

Louisville 24, Wake Forest 13

January 2, 2007 | Miami, Fla. (74,730)

MIAMI, Fla. - Anthony Allen scored two touchdowns,

one on a trick play, and Brian Brohm threw for 311 yards

to lead Louisville past Wake Forest 24-13 in the 2007 FedEx

Orange Bowl.

The Cardinals averaged 39 points and ranked second

in the nation in total offense this season, but fell behind

13-10 in the final period before their offense went into

high gear. Alphonso Smith nearly blocked Carmody’s errant

kick and also harried Louisville’s punter into a 14-

yard boot that set up a 44-yard field goal by Sam Swank

of Wake Forest.

But Sam Swank made a 36-yarder to cap a 61-yard

drive and put the Demon Deacons ahead 13-10 early

in the fourth quarter. The Cardinals responded with an

eight-play drive capped by Allen’s 1-yard plunge for a

17-13 lead with 12:31 to go. They quickly forced a punt,

and mounted a 10-play drive that ended with Brock Bolen’s

18-yard scoring run. Brohm finished 24-for-34 and

was chosen the game’s most valuable player. The Demon

Deacons trailed 10-3 at halftime but scored on their first

possession of the third period when Nate Morton slipped

behind the Louisville secondary to catch a 30-yard TD

pass from Skinner.

1 2 3 4 F

Wake Forest 0 3 7 3 13

Louisville 0 10 0 14 24

Scoring Summary

WF — Swank 44-yd field goal

LOU — Carmody 41-yd field goal

LOU — Allen 21-yd pass from Carter (Carmody kick)

WF — Morton 30-yd pass from Skinner (Swank kick)

WF — Swank 36-yd field goa

LOU — Allen 1-yd run (Carmody kick)

LOU — Bolen 18-yd run (Carmody kick)

Category UL WFU

First Downs 23 18

Rushes-Yds 37-125 29-111

Passing 332 271

Passes A-C-I 35-25-0 33-21-1

Total Offense 72-457 62-382

Punts-Avg. 4-34.0 5-38.6

Fumbles-Lost 2-22 3-2

Penalties-Yds 1-5 3-30

Time of Poss. 32:24 27:36

3rd-down 5-13 4-12

4th-down 1-2 0-0

Sacks-Yds 4-21 2-14

Individual Statistics

Rushing: (LOU) Smith 16-82-0, Bolen 4-28-1,

Allen 7-11-1, Brohm 6-3-0, Stripling 4-1-0.

(WF) Moore 12-73-0, Belton 5-46-0, Bryant 3-23-0,

Marion 3-17-0

Passing: (LOU) Brohm 24-34-0-311-0, Carter 1-1-0-21-1.

(WF) Skinner 21-33-1-271-1

Receiving: (LOU) Douglas 10-165-0, Urrutia 5-44-0,

Smith 2-34-0, Bolen 2-34-0, Riley 2-21-0,

Barnidge 2-13-0, Allen 1-21-1. (WF) Idlette 6-91-0,

Marion 4-63-0, Morton 4-62-1, Tereshinski 3-22-0,

Moore 2-25-0

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