Friday night at BB&T Field, Wake Forest and Louisville will square off in what would appear to the rest of the country to be a relatively insignificant game between two teams with a combined 6-9 record
The Demon Deacons are, by pretty much everyone's account, at least a couple of years away from being a legitimate competitor again in the ACC. The Deacs would also appear to be the weakest - or, if we're feeling generous, the least exciting - of the five squads remaining on Louisville's 2015 slate. That being the case, it's been predictable to hear some folks talking this week about "getting the game over with" or this being an afterthought in the Cards' quest to sweep the second half of their schedule. Past experience should tell us that this line of thinking is a mistake.
More than half of U of L's 2015 season is in the books, and the case can be made that the Cardinals still have more questions than answers. Is this the best the offensive line can do? Just how good can Lamar Jackson be? Is the defense going to be able to play consistently like the unit we saw against NC State and Boston College? Can these guys make a bowl? Can these guys make a solid bowl?
Friday's game isn't going to provide complete answers to all of those questions, but it's going to give us a much better idea of what those answers might be than we had before kickoff. That's exciting. Friday night game watch with friends and family to kickoff Halloween weekend? Also exciting.
Here's how you can watch tonight starting at 7 p.m.
Radio: Louisville Sports Radio: Sirius Channel 132, XM Channel 204
Online Streaming: ESPN3.com/WatchESPN App
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