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2005 Louisville Cardinals football team

The 2005 Louisville Cardinals football team represented the University of Louisville in the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team, led by Bobby Petrino in his third year at the school, played their home games in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. They finished 9–3 in their first season as a member of the Big East Conference with a 5–2 conference record.

2005 Louisville Cardinals football
Louisville Cardinals text logo.svg
Gator Bowl, L 24–35 vs. Virginia Tech
ConferenceBig East Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 20
APNo. 19
2005 record9–3 (5–2 Big East)
Head coachBobby Petrino
Offensive coordinatorPaul Petrino
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorMike Cassity
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumPapa John's Cardinal Stadium
(Capacity: 42,000)
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 5 West Virginia $   7 0         11 1  
No. 19 Louisville   5 2         9 3  
Rutgers   4 3         7 5  
South Florida   4 3         6 6  
Pittsburgh   4 3         5 6  
Connecticut   2 5         5 6  
Cincinnati   2 5         4 7  
Syracuse   0 7         1 10  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

SeasonEdit

The Cardinals finished the 2004 season with an 11–1 record, including a win in the 2004 Liberty Bowl. After the win, they were ranked 6th in the nation. The team was picked, by the Big East media, to finish first in the conference, and ranked 12th in the preseason polls.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 43:30 PMat Kentucky*No. 12ESPNW 31–2470,752
September 1712:00 PMOregon State*No. 11ESPNW 63–2742,647
September 246:45 PMat South FloridaNo. 9ESPNUL 14–4533,586
October 112:00 PMFlorida Atlantic*No. 24
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, Kentucky
ESPN+W 61–1040,219
October 84:30 PMNorth Carolina*No. 23
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, Kentucky
WHASW 69–1441,334
October 153:30 PMat West VirginiaNo. 19ABCL 44–46 3OT59,797
October 2212:00 PMat CincinnatiESPNUW 46–2221,086
November 37:30 PMPittsburghNo. 24
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, Kentucky
ESPNW 42–2042,692
November 118:00 PMRutgersNo. 23
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, Kentucky
ESPN2W 56–541,219
November 263:30 PMSyracuseNo. 17
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, Kentucky
ESPNUW 41–1737,896
December 37:45 PMat ConnecticutNo. 16ESPNW 30–2040,000
January 212:30 PMvs. No. 12 Virginia Tech*No. 15NBCL 24–3563,780
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Coaching staffEdit

2005 Louisville Cardinals coaching staff
Name Position
Bobby Petrino Head Coach
Greg Nord Assistant Head Coach / Tight Ends / Running Backs Coach
Mike Cassity Defensive Coordinator / Safeties Coach
Paul Petrino Offensive Coordinator / Wide Receivers Coach
Jeff Brohm Quarterbacks Coach
Reggie Johnson Inside Linebackers Coach
Tony Levine Outside Linebackers Coach / Special Teams Coordinator
Mike Summers Offensive Line Coach
Joe Whitt, Jr. Cornerbacks Coach / Recruiting Coordinator
Kevin Wolthausen Defensive Line Coach