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    It’s Reggie time.

    True freshman Reggie Bonnafon will start at quarterback for the University of Louisville football team Saturday afternoon, when the Cardinals host Wake Forest, coach Bobby Petrino announced after Thursday’s practice.

    Bonnafon replaces redshirt sophomore QB Will Gardner, who injured his knee in UofL’s 34-3 flogging of Florida International last Saturday. While the extent of Gardner’s injury isn’t known, Petrino said that he has responded to treatment but wasn’t cleared by the team’s medical staff to play in UofL’s second Atlantic Coast Conference home game. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

    The good news for Cardinal fans is that Bonnafon has looked good in limited action, completing 14 of 20 passes (70 percent) for 151 yards and one touchdown while rushing for two more scores. Most of that came in Louisville’s mauling of Murray State on Sept. 6. The Trinity High School graduate played a little bit in UofL’s loss at Viriginia on Sept. 13, but didn’t make the trip to Miami last weekend for the FIU game after the sudden death of his father.

    The other good news is that the Demon Deacons (2-2, 0-0) aren’t looking like BCS bowl game contenders. They are 0-2 on the road, losing their season-opener, 17-10, at Louisiana-Monroe (which plays in the Sun Belt Conference) and falling 36-24 at Utah State on Sept. 13. Wake Forest, however, does rank 12th nationally in passing defense (giving up only 148 yards per game) and 21st in total defense (308.3 ypg). Louisville (3-1, 1-1), meanwhile, ranks seventh nationally in total defense (256.5). The Cards, though, rank an un-Petrino like 82nd in total offense (389.3 ypg). UofL fans are hoping Bonnafon can get UofL’s offense rolling.

    Here’s a quick look at what else there is to watch (or follow) in UofL sports this weekend:

    • The baseball team will close out the third week of its fall workouts with a pair of open scrimmages at Jim Patterson Stadium. The first one will be at 3 p.m. Friday with the second one set for 11:30 a.m. Saturday (preceding the football team’s game).

    • The 11th-ranked field hockey team (7-1, 1-1), which beat Ohio State 6-3 Tuesday, will try to keep rolling on its weekend road trip. The Cards play at 16th-ranked Wake Forest at 6 p.m. Friday night, then play at Liberty at 1 p.m. Sunday in Lynchburg, Va.

    • The volleyball team (8-4, 0-0) begins ACC play this weekend with a pair of matches at the KFC Yum! Center. The Cards host Boston College at 7 p.m. Friday night and Georgia Tech at 2 p.m. Sunday.

    • The eighth-ranked men’s soccer team (4-1-1, 2-0-0), which beat archrival Kentucky 2-1 Tuesday night on freshman Tim Kubel’s goal in the 79th minute, hosts new ACC (and old Big East) rival Pittsburgh at 7:30 p.m. Friday night at Lynn Stadium.

    • The women’s soccer team (4-5-0, 1-1-0), which lost 6-0 at No. 5 Florida State on Thursday night, plays at Miami at 1 p.m. Sunday.

    • The women’s tennis team will participate in the Notre Dame Invitational, which begins Friday in South Bend, Ind.

    • The women’s lacrosse team begins its fall schedule with a trip to Massachusetts. The Cards play at Boston University on Saturday before participating in a tournament at Harvard on Sunday.

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