Louisville Cardinals

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Louisville Cardinals
Lousiville logo.png
First season 2013
Head coach Broletariat
7th year, 43–45 (.489)
Home stadium Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
Year built 1998
Stadium capacity 55,000
Stadium surface FieldTurf
Location Louisville, Kentucky
League NCAA
Conference ACC
Division Atlantic
All-time record 53–59 (.473)
Postseason bowl record 2–3 (.400)
Playoff appearances 0
Claimed national titles 0
National Finalist 0
Conference titles 0
Division titles 0
Heisman winners 0
Consensus All-Americans 1
Colors

Red and Black

          
Fight song Fight! UofL
Mascot Cardinal Bird

The Louisville Cardinals, coached by Broletariat, are a collegiate football team playing in the ACC. The Cardinals play in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky. They are a member of the Atlantic Division of the ACC.

History

Rawk era (2013-2014)

The Cardinals were claimed by Rawk leading up to the inaugural 2013 CFBHC Season and he led them to a 9-4 finish, capping the season with a win in the first ever Music City Bowl over the Texas A&M Aggies, in a thrilling 56-55 finish and a #20 final Coaches Poll ranking. However, Rawk would go silent during the 2014 CFBHC Season and the team would flounder to an abysmal 1-11 record in his absence.

Uncoached era (2015)

This absence would lead to an early low point in program history as the Cardinals finished 3-9 without a coach in 2015.

Broletariat era (2016-Present)

Newcomer Broletariat took control of the program following 1-11 and 3-9 seasons with very little roster depth and poor recent recruiting classes. 2016 was a transition year as the few stars on the roster like Daniel Watkins and Quintavious Pearson weren't able to yet carry the team to a bowl game, finishing 5-7. In 2017, however, an offense lead by Pearson and running back Troy White was able to drag the Cardinals to a 7-6 finish in a bowl victory over the Tulane Golden Hurricanes in the Miami Beach Bowl. Meanwhile, Coach Broletariat continued recruiting and building the roster back up for the future.


With the graduation of White, Pearson, OLB Brett Wilson, and CB Jaylen Harris the Cardinals found themselves in the center of a rebuild in 2018. With Broletariat's early classes being not quite ready for the grueling ACC schedule, they would finish a disappointing 5-7. Since, the Cardinals have been trending back upward with Bowl appearances in 2020 and 2021.

All-time Record vs. ACC opponents

This is the Cardinals' football record against current Atlantic Coast Conference opponents through the 2021 season.

School Total Games W L T Pct. PF PA First Year Last Year Streak
Boston College 8 2 6 0 .250 148 184 2014 2021 L1
Clemson 8 2 6 0 .250 112 220 2014 2021 L1
Duke 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD TBD TBD
Florida State 8 1 7 0 .125 160 242 2014 2021 W1
Georgia Tech 3 1 2 0 .333 93 94 2013 2021 W1
Miami 1 1 0 0 1.000 38 36 2013 2013 W1
NC State 8 5 3 0 .625 180 144 2014 2021 W1
North Carolina 2 1 1 0 .500 48 51 2013 2020 L1
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD TBD TBD
Syracuse 9 5 4 0 .556 218 208 2013 2021 W2
Virginia 8 5 3 0 .625 210 181 2013 2021 W2
Virginia Tech 1 0 1 0 .000 38 42 2013 2013 L1
Wake Forest 9 7 2 0 .778 232 138 2013 2021 W4
13 Opponents 65 30 35 0 .462 1,477 1,540 9 Seasons

Season-by-Season Records

Coach(es) Year Conference OverallRecord Conference Record Bowl Final CP Ranking
Wins Losses Wins Losses
Louisville Cardinals
Rawk 2013 ACC 9 4 5 2 Won Music City Bowl vs. Texas A&M (56-55) #20
2014 1 11 1 6 - -
N/A 2015 3 9 2 5 - -
Broletariat 2016 5 7 3 4 - -
2017 7 6 3 4 Won Miami Beach Bowl vs. Tulsa (24-13) -
2018 5 7 2 5 - -
2019 6 7 3 4 Lost Detroit Bowl vs. Michigan State (28-38) -
2020 8 5 5 3 Lost Music City Bowl vs. Florida (13-17) -
2021 9 4 6 2 Lost Charlotte Bowl vs. South Carolina (17-27) TBD
2022 - - - - - -
Total 53 59 30 35
National Champions Conference Champions Bowl game berth

Bowl Games

Louisville has played in five bowl games, posting a record of 2-3.

Season Bowl Opponent Result
2013 Music City Bowl Texas A&M W, 56-55
2017 Miami Beach Bowl Tulsa W, 24-13
2019 Detroit Bowl Michigan State L, 38-28
2020 Music City Bowl Louisville L, 13-17
2021 Charlotte Bowl South Carolina L, 17-27
Total 5 Bowl Games 2-3 -

History and Awards

Head Coaches

Coach Years Seasons Record Pct Cnf. Record Pct Cnf. Titles Bowls Nat. Titles
Rawk 2013-2014 2 10-14 .417 6-8 .429 0 1 0
Broletariat 2016-Present 6 43-45 .489 24-27 .471 0 4 0

Individual Award Winners

All-Americans
  • 2018
Henry Brown
All-ACC Players
  • 2016
Daniel Watkins
  • 2017
Matt Jones
Henry Brown
Jaylen Harris
  • 2018
Henry Brown
Charles Harkins
Eric Irwin
Jacory McMillan
Phillip Fuller
Jeremy Mabry
  • 2019
Prince Matos
Jeremy Mabry
  • 2020
DeSean Dockery
Prince Matos
Beckett Ring
Marlon Roland

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