Wake Forest does impossible in waning seconds of first half

It was a game Louisville could have won. Should have won. But the Cardinals made enough mistakes in losing a heart ripping decision to Wake Forest.

One play stands out, however. A huge break for the home team at Wake Forest.

With the ball at the Louisville one-yard line on third down, Wake Forest decided to run the ball instead of going for a field goal. The Cardinals stopped Wake Forest short of the goal line as the clock landed on zero.

However, the officials after a lengthy review, said Deacon quarterback Sam Hartman called timeout with one second to go. Television replays showed Hartman didn’t turn to the official until zeros showed on the clock for the timeout.

After a review by a crew in Greensboro, North Carolina, the call stood. He had called timeout. Out comes the most accurate kicker in NCAA football. Nick Scuba nails a 20-yard field goal.

“They (officials) didn’t tell me anything,” said Satterfield. “I don’t know how you can run four plays in 10 or 11 seconds. I just didn’t know how physically possible that it is to do that. The last play they hand it off and the guy goes for extra effort and they still say there is one second left.

“They ran a play from shot gun with four seconds left,” said Satterfield. “There is no way there should be time left on the clock. That’s impossible.”

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Ed Peak

Ed Peak has covered UofL sports since 1973, as a student reporter, as a correspondent for the Courier-Journal, a freelancer for the Associated Press and United Press International, as well as ScoreCard, Fox Sports and CBS radio.