By the time Louisville takes the field Saturday against Wake Forest, the Cardinals will know whether they have a shot at getting into the ACC Championship Game.
The Cardinals need Clemson to lose twice its next two conference games to secure the ACC Atlantic title. Louisville has won four in a row since suffering their only defeat to Clemson on Oct. 1.
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Quarterback Lamar Jackson continues to solidify his status as the Heisman Trophy frontrunner, scoring for 45 combined touchdowns this season. He is looking to become the 8th FBS player with at least 3,000 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing.
Wake Forest (6–3, 3–2 ACC) has already gotten the required number of wins to qualify for the postseason and will likely play in their first bowl since the 2011 season.
Wake Forest has lost seven straight to the Tigers.