1968 Louisville Cardinals football
ConferenceMissouri Valley Conference
1968 record5–5 (2–3 MVC)
Head coach
Home stadiumCardinal Stadium
Seasons
← 1967
1969 →
1968 Missouri Valley Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Memphis State $ 4 0 0     6 4 0
North Texas State 4 1 0     8 2 0
Cincinnati 2 2 0     5 4 1
Louisville 2 3 0     5 5 0
Tulsa 2 3 0     3 7 0
Wichita State 0 5 0     0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1968 Louisville Cardinals football team was an American football team that represented the University of Louisville in the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) during the 1968 NCAA University Division football season. In their 23rd and final season under head coach Frank Camp, the Cardinals compiled a 5–5 record (2–3 against conference opponents) and were outscored by a total of 233 to 192.[2]

The team's statistical leaders included QB Wally Oyler completing 46.7% of passes for 1,410 passing yards and 19 interceptions. RB Herbie Phelps with 468 rushing yards (4.9 yards per carry) and 36 points scored. TE Rick Getch and WR Larry Hart each had 25 receptions for 315 and 375 yards respectively.[3]

The 1968 Associated Press All-Missouri Valley Conference football team included: FIRST TEAM - Defense - Lee Bouggess, End; Medford Lee, Tackle; Don Cunningham, Middle Guard.

SECOND TEAM - Offense - Herbie Phelps, Running Back. Defense - Jim Winters, Linebacker; Mike Detenber, Defensive Back.

HONORABLE MENTION - Offense - Rick Getch, Tight End; Greg Karem, Tackle; Cleo Walker, Center; Wally Oyler, Back.

Annual Awards Banquet Recipients:

Medford Lee, Outstanding Senior AND Outstanding Defensive Lineman;

Best All-Around Player, Lee Bouggess; MVP, Wally Oyler;

Herbie Phelps, Outstanding Offensive Back; Mike Detenber, Outstanding Defensive Back;

Rick Getch, Outstanding Offensive Lineman; Best Blocker - Jim Frame;

Best Tackler - Don Cunningham; Linebuster Award - Ira Glass;

Larry Hart, Outstanding Junior; Jim Winters, Outstanding Sophomore; Tom Mihm, Outstanding Freshman. Most Improved Player - Charles Collins.

Scholarship Award, Eli Hallal; Leadership Award, Pete Compise; Johnny Unitas Award Bob Rehl.

1968 Missouri Valley Conference Academic Honor Roll

Mike Detenber, Brad Evans, Larry Gatti, Richard Getch, Eli Hallal, Greg Karem, Medford Lee.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 21at Southern Illinois*W 33–10
October 5at Dayton*L 14–28
October 12TulsaW 16–7
October 19at Marshall*W 13–10
October 26at Wichita StateW 21–14
November 2Kent State*
  • Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
W 23–9
November 9at CincinnatiL 7–37
November 16North Texas State
  • Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
L 14–36
November 23Drake*
  • Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
L 37–38
November 30Memphis State
  • Cardinal Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
L 14–44
  • *Non-conference game

References

  1. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/conferences/mvc/1968.html
  2. ^ "1968 Louisville Cardinals Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 29, 2020.
  3. ^ "1968 Louisville Cardinals Statistics". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 29, 2020.