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Wake Forest vs Louisville, 56-35: The highest-graded players from each team

Oct 27, 2018; Louisville, KY, USA; Wake Forest Demon Deacons wide receiver Greg Dortch (left) runs the ball against the Louisville Cardinals during the second half at Cardinal Stadium. Wake Forest defeated Louisville 56-35. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

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A game that saw 91 total points scored finished off relatively quiet as Wake Forest and Louisville dueled in a shootout for the first three quarters before not scoring a single point in the final frame, as Wake Forest knocked off Louisville, 56-35.

[Editor's Note: While we grade every player on every game, to qualify for an overall game grade for this recap's purpose, a player must have played at least 20 snaps to be considered a full-time contributor to the game.]

Top 5 Overall

Wake Forest Offense

Greg Dortch, WR – 79.3 overall grade

Patrick Osterhage, OG – 78.8 overall grade

Ryan Anderson, C – 73.6 overall grade

Jake Freudenthal, TE – 73.3 overall grade

Phil Haynes, OG – 73.1 overall grade

Wake Forest Defense


Amari Henderson, CB – 79.0 overall grade

Cameron Glenn, S – 73.4 overall grade

Carlos Basham Jr., Edge – 69.9 overall grade

Willie Yarbary, DI – 66.6 overall grade

Tyler Williams, DI – 64.5 overall grade

Louisville Offense


Jaylen Smith, WR – 75.6 overall grade

Chatarius Atwell, WR – 70.0 overall grade

Seth Dawkins, WR – 67.4 overall grade

Trey Smith, RB – 66.8 overall grade

Mekhi Becton, OT – 66.6 overall grade

Louisville Defense


Amonte Caban, Edge – 74.6 overall grade

London Iakopo, S – 68.7 overall grade

Malik Clark, Edge – 66.6 overall grade

Anthony Johnson, S – 65.7 overall grade

Cornelius Sturghill, CB – 62.1 overall grade

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