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2011 Louisville Cardinals football team

The 2011 Louisville Cardinals football team represented the University of Louisville in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Cardinals were led by second-year head coach Charlie Strong and played their home games at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. They were a member of the Big East Conference. They finished the season 7–6, 5–2 in Big East play to share the conference championship with Cincinnati and West Virginia. Due to tie-break rules, the Cardinals did not receive the Big East's automatic bid into a BCS bowl; West Virginia received the bid. The Cardinals were instead invited to the Belk Bowl, where they were defeated by North Carolina State, 31–24.

2011 Louisville Cardinals football
Louisville Cardinals text logo.svg
Big East co-champion
Belk Bowl, L 24–31 vs. NC State
ConferenceBig East Conference
2011 record7–6 (5–2 Big East)
Head coachCharlie Strong (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorMike Sanford (games 1–5)
Shawn Watson (interim, games 5–12)[1][2]
Defensive coordinatorVance Bedford (2nd season)
Home stadiumPapa John's Cardinal Stadium
(Capacity: 55,000)
Seasons
← 2010
2012 →
2011 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 17 West Virginia $+   5 2         10 3  
No. 25 Cincinnati +   5 2         10 3  
Louisville +   5 2         7 6  
Rutgers   4 3         9 4  
Pittsburgh   4 3         6 7  
Connecticut   3 4         5 7  
South Florida   1 6         5 7  
Syracuse   1 6         5 7  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • + – Conference co-champions
As of January 11, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

[3]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 16:00 p.m.Murray State*ESPNUW 21–946,157
September 98:00 p.m.Florida International*
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
ESPNL 17–2447,228
September 177:00 p.m.at Kentucky*ESPNUW 24–1768,170
October 13:30 p.m.Marshall*
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
BIG EAST NetworkL 13–1753,267
October 812:00 p.m.at North Carolina*ESPN2L 7–1451,500[4]
October 1512:00 p.m.at CincinnatiBIG EAST NetworkL 16–2540,971[5]
October 218:00 p.m.Rutgers
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
ESPNW 16–1448,435
October 2912:00 p.m.Syracuse 
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
BIG EAST NetworkW 27–1044,817
November 512:00 p.m.at No. 24 West VirginiaBIG EAST NetworkW 38–3557,287[6]
November 1212:00 p.m.Pittsburgh
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
BIG EAST NetworkL 14–2151,321
November 1912:00 p.m.at ConnecticutBIG EAST NetworkW 34–2034,483
November 2511:00 a.m.at South FloridaESPN2W 34–2446,666
December 278:00 p.m.vs. North Carolina State*ESPNL 24–3158,427

RosterEdit

Quarterbacks

Running backs

  • 20 Victor Anderson - SR
  • 22 Corvin Lamb - FR
  • 28 Jeremy Wright -   SO
  • 30 Kamal Hogan -   FR
  • 32 Senorise Perry - SO
  • 48 Nick Heuser - SO (FB)
  • 49 Jarel McGriff-Culver -   FR

Wide receivers

Tight ends

  • 11 Josh Chichester -   SR
  • 80 Stephon Ball -   JR
  • 81 Chris White -   SO
  • 87 Scot MacMillan - FR
  • 86 Lorenzo Mauldin - FR

Offensive linemen

  • 53 Jake Smith -   FR (OL)
  • 54 Mike Romano - FR (C)
  • 55 Mario Benavides -   JR (C)
  • 59 Zach Perkins - SO (OL)
  • 62 John Clark -   SO (OL)
  • 65 Dylan Kupper - FR (OL)
  • 66 Alex Kupper -   JR (OL)
  • 68 Kamran Joyer -   SO (OL)
  • 69 Chris Walker -   SO (OL)
  • 70 John Miller - FR (OL)
  • 71 Chris Acosta -   FR (OL)
  • 72 Hunter Stout -   SO (OL)
  • 73 Hector Hernandez -   SR (OL)
  • 74 Ryan Mack - FR (OL)
  • 75 Ryan Kessling -   SR (OT)
  • 76 Chase Petersen - FR (OL)
  • 78 Aaron Epps - FR (OL)
  • 79 Jamon Brown - FR (OG)

Defensive Linemen

  •  6 Greg Scruggs - SR (DE)
  • 17 Marcus Smith - SO (DE)
  • 44 B.J. Butler - SO (DE)
  • 47 Malcolm Mitchell -   SO (DE)
  • 57 Jordan Tennyson - JR (DE)
  • 90 B.J. Dubose - Freshman (DE)
  • 91 William Savoy -   Senior (DE)
  • 92 Brandon Dunn - SO (DT)
  • 93 Roy Philon -   SO (DT)
  • 95 Randy Salmon -   JR (DT)
  • 99 Jamaine Brooks -   Freshman (DL)

Linebackers

  •  2 Preston Brown - SO
  • 24 Daniel Brown -   JR
  • 27 Mike Addesa - FR
  • 34 George Durant -   SO
  • 37 Tyon Dixon - SO
  • 39 Chris Zelli - FR
  • 42 Champ Lee - SO
  • 42 Jalen Harrington - FR
  • 43 Deon Rogers - SO
  • 46 Dexter Heyman - SR
  • 48 Deiontrez Mount - FR
  • 51 Mike Privott -   SO
  • 56 Tarik Rollins -   SO

Defensive Backs

  •  3 Charles Gaines - Freshman (CB)
  •  8 Darius Ashley -   JR (CB)
  • 13 Preston Pace -   SR (CB)
  • 15 Andrew Johnson - FR (CB)
  • 18 Titus Teague -   SO (CB)
  • 19 Terrell Floyd - FR (CB)
  • 19 Joe Castaneda - FR (DB)
  • 21 Adrian Bushell -   JR (CB)
  • 22 Jordon Paschal -   FR (CB)
  • 23 Terrence Simien -   SR (S)
  • 25 Calvin Pryor - FR (S)
  • 26 Zed Evans -   SO (CB)
  • 27 Jermaine Reve - FR (S)
  • 29 Hakeem Smith -   SO (S)
  • 33 Mike Evans - SR (DB)
  • 35 Anthony Conner -   SR (CB)
  • 36 Shenard Holton - JR (S)
  • 38 Rashad Stewart - SO (DB)
  • 39 Kenneth Jaboin - SR (DB)
  • 41 Stephan Robinson -   FR (CB)

Special teams

  • 12 Chris Philpott - SR (K)
  • 18 Matthew Nakatani -   FR (K)
  • 33 Grant Donovan -   FR (LS)
  • 35 Andrew Fletcher -   FR (K)
  • 38 Ryan Johnson -   FR (P)
  • 40 Jordan Bleser - SR (P)
  • 45 John Wallace - FR (P/K)

Head Coach

Assistant coaches

  • Shawn Watson – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
  • Vance Bedford – Defensive Coordinator
  • Kenny Carter – Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs Coach
  • Dave Borbely – Offensive Line Coach
  • Ron Dugans – Wide Receivers Coach
  • Clint Hurtt – Recruiting Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach
  • Brian Jean-Mary – Linebackers Coach
  • Larry Slade – Secondary Coach
  • Pat Moorer – Strength & Conditioning Coach

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bozich, Rick (October 9, 2011). Watson, No quick fix likely for Louisville football team. The Courier-Journal, Retrieved October 9, 2011.
  2. ^ Bozich, Rick (October 10, 2011). Play-Calling The Reason Strong Removed Sanford[permanent dead link]. The Courier-Journal, Retrieved October 10, 2011.
  3. ^ http://www.uoflsports.com/sports/m-footbl/sched/lou-m-footbl-sched.html
  4. ^ "Louisville Cardinals vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Box Score". ESPN.com. October 8, 2011.
  5. ^ "Louisville Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Bearcats Box Score". ESPN.com. October 15, 2011.
  6. ^ "Louisville Cardinals vs. West Virginia Mountaineers Box Score". ESPN.com. November 5, 2011.