|1968 Louisville Cardinals football|
|Conference||Missouri Valley Conference|
|Record||5–5 (2–3 MVC)|
|Home stadium||Cardinal Stadium|
|1968 Missouri Valley Conference football standings|
|Memphis State $||4||–||0||–||0||6||–||4||–||0|
|North Texas State||4||–||1||–||0||8||–||2||–||0|
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.
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.
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.
Mike Detenber, Brad Evans, Larry Gatti, Richard Getch, Eli Hallal, Greg Karem, Medford Lee.
|September 21||at Southern Illinois*||W 33–10|
|October 5||at Dayton*||L 14–28|
|October 12||Tulsa||W 16–7|
|October 19||at Marshall*||W 13–10|
|October 26||at Wichita State||W 21–14|
|November 2||Kent State*||W 23–9|
|November 9||at Cincinnati||L 7–37|
|November 16||North Texas State||L 14–36|||
|November 23||Drake*||L 37–38|
|November 30||Memphis State||L 14–44|