The Louisville defense created five second half turnovers, including four interceptions, and held host Wake Forest to just 266 total yards to lead the Cardinals to a difficult 20-19 win at BB&T Field on Friday evening.
Following an 0-3 start to the season, the Cardinals have now won four of their last five to improve to 4-4 overall and 3-2 in ACC play.
"Happy to get out of here with a win," said Petrino. "It was a battle."
Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino and selected players discussed the win immediately afterward.