1957 Louisville Cardinals football
Sun Bowl champion
Sun Bowl, W 34–20 vs. Drake
ConferenceIndependent
Record9–1
Head coach
Home stadiumFairgrounds Stadium
Seasons
← 1956
1958 →
1957 NCAA College Division independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Hofstra     9 1 0
Louisville     9 1 0
Rose Poly     7 1 0
Cal Poly Pomona     7 1 1
Montana State     8 2 0
Northern Michigan     6 2 0
Mississippi Southern     8 3 0
Sewanee     5 2 1
Tampa     6 3 0
Carnegie Tech     4 2 1
Franklin & Marshall     4 2 1
Washington University     5 3 0
Abilene Christian     5 3 1
Delaware     4 3 0
Carthage     4 3 1
Memphis State     6 4 0
Buffalo     5 4 0
Wabash     5 4 0
Hawaii     4 4 1
Chattanooga     4 5 1
Arkansas State     4 5 0
Howard (AL)     4 5 0
Trinity (TX)     3 5 0
Bucknell     3 6 0
Pepperdine     3 6 0
La Verne     3 7 1
UC Riverside     1 4 1
Baldwin–Wallace     1 6 1
Washington & Jefferson     1 6 1
Drexel     1 7 0
Temple     1 7 0

The 1957 Louisville Cardinals football team was an American football team that represented the University of Louisville as an independent during the 1957 NCAA College Division football season. In its 12th season under head coach Frank Camp, the team compiled a 9–1 record and defeated Drake in the Sun Bowl. The team played its home games at Fairgrounds Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky.

Leonard "Bones" Lyles led the nation in scoring. He also set Louisville records for points in a season and in a career, yards gained in a season, and most rushing yards in a career.[1]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 21at Evansville Evansville, INW 33–73,350[2]
September 27at Eastern KentuckyRichmond, KYW 40–14[3]
October 5ToledoW 48–206,500[4]
October 12at Murray State Murray, KYW 35–04,000[5]
October 19 Dayton
  • Fairgrounds Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
W 33–1912,250[6]
October 26 Central Michigan
  • Fairgrounds Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
W 40–05,500[7]
November 9at Kent StateL 7–13500[8]
November 16Ohiodagger
  • Fairgrounds Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
W 40–75,500[9]
November 22 Morehead State
  • Fairgrounds Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
W 40–63,000[1]
January 1, 1958DrakeW 34–209,000[10]
  • daggerHomecoming

Players selected in the 1958 NFL Draft

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Lenny Lyles Back 1 11 Baltimore Colts
Mario Cheppo End 18 207 Chicago Cardinals

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References

  1. ^ a b Johnny Carrico (November 23, 1957). "Lyles' 3 T.D.'s Clinch Title as Cards Romp 40-6". The Courier and Journal. p. II-4 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ Johnny Carrico (September 22, 1957). "U. of L.'s 'Test Shot' Engulfs Aces, 33-7; Lyles Scores Twice". The Courier-Journal. p. II-1 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ Larry Boeck (September 28, 1957). "Lyle's Long Scoring Runs Rally U.L. For 40 to 14 Victory Over Eastern". The Courier-Journal. p. II-3 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ Johnny Carrico (October 6, 1957). "U. of L. Crushes Toledo, 48 to 20, To Keep Undefeated Record Intact". The Courier-Journal. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ Harry Bolser (October 13, 1957). "Chalk Up Win No. 4 for U. of L.; Cardinals Blast Murray 35 to 0". The Courier-Journal. p. II-1 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ Johnny Carrico (October 20, 1957). "2 Bowls Turn Attention to U.L. As Cards Smash Dayton, 33-19". The Courier-Journal. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ Larry Boeck (October 27, 1957). "U. of L. Hands Cent. Michigan 40 to 0 Beating". The Courier-Journal. p. II-1 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ Johnny Carrico (November 10, 1957). "Kent St. 'Freezes' U. of L. Streak in Gale 13 to 7". The Courier-Journal. p. II-1 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ Johnny Carrico (November 17, 1957). "Lyle Scores 3 as U.L. Trounces Ohio U. 40-7". The Courier-Journal. p. II-1 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ Chuck Whitlock (January 2, 1958). "Louisville Cardinals Down Drake, 34-20: Comeback Decides Contest". El Paso Times. pp. 1, 24 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Reference at www.pro-football-reference.com". Archived from the original on 2010-11-21. Retrieved 2018-03-28.